The work of Sarah Arnett takes you from the black and white of reality to the vibrant technicolour of fantasy, like Dorothy drifting into Oz. Step into a world of the imagination, where Regency Palaces are bedecked with jewels and mystical creatures roam through exotic lands. It’s a stage-set for theatre, its the glitter of Hollywood, its the dizzying dream of poetry. It’s the world of Sarah Arnett.
Modern, elegant and bursting with colour, Sarah’s work draws on her life experiences: growing up in Zimbabwe, traveling through India, and living in the seaside city of Brighton. In her artworks, the power of place is fused with illusion and theatricality. These are more than flat images; they’re stories that invite you all the way in. Fizzing with surreal energy, Sarah’s dreamscapes mix the real with the imagined: film characters and works of architecture appear tangled with wild foliage and mystical animals. Rich in colour and pattern, Sarah’s worlds leap from the page or jump from the walls, the furniture, the fabric of the room. They’re compositions in time, like a frozen tableau or film still. Linger here a moment. Indulge in the sights, the sounds, the gentle buzz of this unknown paradise. It’s a place to dream, to escape, and to lose yourself in colour.