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Sarah Reddyhoff

 Artist Educator
 Artist.  I work as a freelance artist.  I record the world around me in a sketchbook.  Some things happen  quickly, like a sun setting, a person running, then it's time to speed up, but its still possible to capture anything if you want to. My studio is full of sketches! 

On a larger scale I explore colour more deeply with pastels -  the colours are vivid and immediate and it's  exciting to throw new contrasts into a picture plane.  And when I draw I'm able to notice nature around me more clearly. 

 For  many years I've worked as a teacher in schools, for English, Art, Dyslexia and SEN, alternating with periods as a freelance artist, freeholder, and story illustrator .   However the interface of creativity and school became increasingly rather ragged  -  such pressure on outcomes and exams.  I qualified as Wellbeing Practioner, using drama, theatre and music as well as art in my practice. 
Ive been interested in and worked in the area of
Dyslexia for a long time and am developing resources for this. 



Welcome to the website.  I'm an artist and qualified wellbeing practioner.  







 As a figurative artist I explore different media, drawing and painting.  I don't use tech' much but that doesn't bother me. I feel a connection with the materials I use, water with water colour and acrylic, or oil, the brushes, the paper , canvas or the harder wall.  It is exciting to get into that zone and the discipline of getting the  materials to work for you. It has a historic context too,  way back to cave paintings.  

My outlets for art are 

  • murals

  • watercolour sketching and works on paper

  • pastel landscape and flowers

  • portraits

  • illustration

  • cartoons 



  • murals I prepare in a sketchbook before turning to the wall for focus on the new work.  I work in a creative space that's on my  own terms - without undue influence from advertisers or convention.

  • pastel landscape and flowers  Pastels give me a chance to work fast, and expressively with colour. 

  • watercolour sketching and works on paper I carry travel watercolours with me to record places and people. 

  • portraits  Portraits may be quick sketches or if a client wants an oil or acrylic portrait that  will be a number of sessions in the studio or at their home. 

  • illustratioThis gives me a chance to be inventive and use my imagination. 

Pastel work 2023 Kenya

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Watercolour sketches



Karen Market, near Nairobi

Above: Recycling Artists' Workshop, with their  inventive and skillful sculptures. 


Left  'Maasai Lady' Saida Sanaipei has the best stall in Karen!  The fabrics and colours are beautiful.
I was made welcome, given sweet  coffee in both places.  Africa what a privelege to work there.  

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Children's book illustration

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Our Blue Planet


Portrait workshop

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Children's workshops


Train fromMombasa


Erdington Special school


London Mozart Players 

Mussorski workshop 

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