About me

I create expressive, vibrant paintings predominantly inspired by the flowers and forms of the natural world.

My paintings are often developed from initial observational studies in my sketchbook – I like to get out and about in nature to really absorb the beauty and feel of my focus. I hope to weave the excitement this experience generates into my outcomes. I also work directly from plants and cut flowers in my studio in St Albans.

Artist Sara Button Painting in her Studio

I  love contrasts and I am fascinated with the effect of light, both being an influence in my work.  I explore spontaneous mark making and vivid colour to evoke energy and rhythm and capture the inherent patterns in my subject. I think my training in textiles has a big influence here! Spending the majority of my time painting, I am also drawn back to my love of fabrics and stitch, occasionally making detailed textile pieces to interpret my organic compositions. Whichever medium I am working in, the outcomes are complex, rich and multi-layered artworks that I hope have impact but also draw the viewer in, inviting closer inspection.

I graduated from Farnham with a degree in Fashion/Textiles and subsequently trained in education. I have taught both Art and Textiles for over 20 years at secondary level. I currently divide my time between this and working in my studio, developing my own creative practice. As both a painter and a textile artist, I have exhibited in solo and joint shows both nationally and abroad and I have demonstrated at events such as the Knitting and Stitching Show and the Festival of Quilts.

Artist Sara Button with framed painting of flowers

More information about upcoming exhibitions and workshops can be found here – events

Please click here to see my paintings – paintings

 And here to view more of my work as a textile artist – textiles