I am drawn to colour and revel in fine line and detail, taking particular inspiration from Japanese art, as well as patterns and motifs from different cultures.
I am interested in the cultural heritage of fairy tales and traditional storytelling which I can draw on to create my own contemporary tales and illustrations.
It is important to me to create work with a sense of spontaneity and I enjoy creating dozens of colourful ink backgrounds before I choose which ones to work into. Putting together my images with a mix of different media and a lot of imagination.
I love putting quirky and whimsical elements in to my art and often work with a theme, previous ones include Victorian Circus, Geishas, Robots and Strange beasts and Old Fashioned Erotic.
I exhibit and sell my work, and produce work on commission.
I also teach illustration and picture book workshops in schools, am currently working on new books and also producing freelance work in editorial illustration.
To contact me for work or prints please call 07872 577933 or have a look at my work on my blog: www.sarahbellisario.wordpress.com