Painter, Sarah Manolescue is an artist rapidly gaining recognition for her stunning cityscapes and seascapes. Her contemporary and honest approach to realism echoes her interests in capturing a moment in time.
Sarah began painting in earnest after her University studies and following a residency at Wimbledon Art Studios, where she exhibited in several successful open studio shows, Sarah now works ‘enplein air’, recording life as it unfolds on canvas.
Her early work was primarily abstract exploring the influences of the Cubists, however her talent has developed over the years and the natural beauty of the British landscape has dominated Sarah’s subject matter, allowing her sensitive realist technique to bring the latest London scenes to life.
Her skilled drawing captures the essence of her local area, Wimbledon, and her watercolours and oils enplein air are stand-alone pieces, or the studies for her large canvases which are worked up in her studio. Sarah’s current influences of Degas and Pissarro can be traced in her use of city life as a dynamic source of light and action, and of Corot in her subtle but dramatic seascapes of the Devon and Cornwall coastline. Sarah’s passion for life in all things attracts the viewer and allows them to contemplate stillness in the midst of a busy city.
Sarah has established herself through many private commissions with her work attracting clients worldwide. Her eye for detail and the movement of light leaves a powerful lasting impression of place and time.
Box Galleries of Chelsea is holding a pop-up exhibition at the Norman Plastow Gallery (26 Lingfeld Road, Wimbledon Village, SW19 4QD) for Wimbledon Tennis fortnight. A selection of Sarah’s local scenes will be on show alongside a mixed contemporary collection of artwork.
The exhibition runs from Tuesday 28th June – Monday 11th July.
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 7pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am – 5pm.