|Art Auction 2011 - Sarah Kensington|
Lion Wharf, Isleworth
(Print, 69cm x 49cm, 27" x 19.5")
Sarah Kensington has lived near the river around Richmond ever since leaving Harrow School of Art where she trained as an illustrator. Her career has spanned 40 years working for design groups, editorials and most of the major publishers, including Readers Digest, Dorling Kindersley, Longmans, Penguin & Mitchell Beazley. Her work has been widely reproduced in educational and children’s books.
Whilst working on 'Street Flowers' by Richard Mabey she discovered an enduring fascination for the way in which nature so quickly asserts itself in neglected places such as car parks or building sites, canals and wharves, making a garden out of man’s debris. This remains a feature of her work.
In addition to working on private commissions she is currently teaching painting and drawing at Kingston Adult College and has a series of classes 'Just Drawing' at St John’s community hall, Isleworth.