Sarah Allsop

Born 1947, grew up in an artistic household on the edge of the Pennines - followed by art school, first in Manchester and then DipAD Textile Design (Woven & Printed) at Central School of Art & Crafts London. After leaving the college in 1970, hand looms were declared obsolete, and computers took over.

Began drawing again at Life Class in 2000. Current techniques: charcoal and pastel onto a gessoed ground.
Subjects - large detailed drawings of rural life, specialising in historic agriculture. Takes easel to numerous steam and vintage events in Southeast, Sussex, Dorset, Hampshire, Cheshire.
Also inspired by Nature - brambles, foxgloves, drystone walls, butterflies.

Another interest is sketching at folk festivals. The revival of Folk Music seems to parallel the re-kindling of the history of farming. As birds and insects become threatened, and land is grabbed for motorways and housing, these issues are increasingly relevant to the artist.
The artist has exhibited locally and in London on a regular basis and has taught drawing at Art Centres in Kent.