Sarah Gordon

‘Magical Animals’ Statement

The inspiration for this series really started during lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic when our everyday experiences shrunk to only our immediate surroundings. Daily walks to our neighborhood beach with my children involved ‘social interactions’ with any animals that we came across – from the smallest slugs to seagulls and deer. Each of them was given personalities and names, which became magical companions that gave us pure moments of joy in our tiny pandemic world.

‘Magical Animals’ is a playful expression of human connection to the animal and natural world. It is an exploration of the many human characteristics that we attribute when interacting with animals and how we may see our own faults and virtues reflected in our natural environment. Each painting was created in a mostly intuitive way that probably mirrors a little bit of myself in that moment.

About: Sarah is a British artist and textile designer working from her coastal home studio on Bainbridge Island, WA. She is known for her curious, contemporary artwork that brings together seaweed and coral with botanicals, insects, birds and other natural elements. Her bold incorporation of contrasting colour and mark making is influenced by the simplicity of abstract art and combined with her love for quirky antique botanical illustrations creating a unique view into nature. Sarah’s illustrative work has been featured in a major contemporary art show at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. The most recent fashion and home clients/collaborations include Banjanan, Kate Hudson’s collection HAPPYxNATURE, Kingdom Home Design, Figo Fabrics, Evermade UK, Chivasso Home Decor and Lily and Rose Swimwear/Hap Istanbul.

To access Sarah’s HUMAN/ANIMAL viewing room, click here

Wallflower, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 29 ¼” x 21 ¾”

Wallflower, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb
28” x 35 ½” framed  

Extroverted Introvert, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 18 ½” x 18”
Extroverted Introvert, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb
18 ½” x 18” image size
24” x 24” framed
Social Butterfly, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 18” x 21¾”

Social Butterfly, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb
21¾” x 18” image size

Optimist, 2022 Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper 140 lb 7 ¾” x 6”
Optimist, 2022
Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor
paper 140 lb
7 ¾” x 6” image size
12” x 10” framed
Connector, 2022 Gouache and Acryla Gouache on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper 300lb 5” x 4 ¼”

Connector, 2022
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper 300lb
5” x 4 ¼” image size
9 ½” x 8 ½” framed sold 

Maximalist, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 15 ¼” x 21 ¼”
Maximalist, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb
21¼” x 15¼” image size
27” x 21” framed
Social Butterfly, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 18” x 21¾”

Misunderstood, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Heritahe watercolor paper 300lb
21 ½” x 17″ image size
27 ½” x 21 ½” framed

Seeker, 2022 Size: 5 ¾” x 4 ½” Gouache and Acryla Gouache on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper 300lb

Seeker, 2022
Gouache and Acryla Gouache on Winsor & Newton watercolor paper 300lb
5 ¾” x 4 ½” image size
sold

Lover, 2022 Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper 140 lb 5 ¾” x 5”

Wild Card, 2022
Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper 140 lb
5 ¾” x 5” image size
sold

Philosopher, 2022 Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb 21 ¼” x 15”

Philosopher, 2022
Acrylic on L’Aquarelle Canson Héritage watercolor paper 300lb
21 ¼” x 15” image size
sold

Diplomat, 2022 Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper 140 lb 5¾” x 4¾”

Diplomat, 2022
Acrylic on Arches hot press watercolor paper 140 lb
5 ¾” x 4 ¾” image size
sold

Peacemaker, 2022 Size: 6 ½” x 5 ¼” Acryla Gouache on Arches cold press watercolor paper 140lb

Peacemaker, 2022
Acryla Gouache on Arches cold press watercolor paper 140 lb
6 ½” x 5 ¼” image size
sold

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