Sarah Moncrieff is an Oxfordshire based Urban Landscape artist whose work focuses on depicting modern urban life in all its complexity, and stages of decay, evolution and reformulation. Her subject matter is broad ranging from public institutions such as hospitals and prisons to factory interiors. She has a particular interest in innovation - future energy and technology and how these facets of modern life present themselves in an ever changing landscape.
Sarah also paints the Oxford landscape exploring how this is also changing as recent architectural buildings and works are providing a new, modern iteration of the University and its surrounding.
Sarah exhibits her work at various venues and galleries locally and nationally and is available for commissions and Artist in Residence positions.
Her work is held in both private and the following public collections, including:
2013 "Broadmoor Hospital, Old Gates", West London Mental Health Trust
2010 "Bridge of Sighs" Kellogg college, University of Oxford
2008 "Radcliffe Camera and St Mary's, the University Church" Kellogg college, University of Oxford
Sarah trained originally as a solicitor, but realising that her true vocation was painting stepped off the treadmill to pursue her passion for art. Sarah has a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University, where she worked with "The Discerning Eye" prize winning painter and lecturer Chris Muir. Sarah is also a teacher of Drawing and Painting and her worked is used in GCSE educational material.
Sarah's work is listed in the Public Catalogue Foundation www.artuk.org and has been shortlisted and won prizes for both her paintings and knitwear designs.
In 2015 she was selected to undertake a residency in Senegal where her paintings were exhibited as part of the Dak’Art Biennale. In 2017 she was selected to undertake a residency in Nepal.
Her work has been extensively reviewed and featured in local and national press including “Artists and illustrators” magazine.
Her Oxford paintings are available in print form and are sold through VAPrints
Sarah also designs and creates individual pieces of knitwear which are inspired by her paintings and love of the natural world.
For all other paintings and commissions, please contact the artist directly through the contact section