I’m Sarah, a watercolour artist, working in food illustration and children’s books. I’ve been drawing & painting for as long as I can remember, it was always something that (fortunately) came very naturally to me. I studied Fine Art in Limerick and moved to Berlin straight after, back in 2011, where I still live today.
It wasn’t always easy to dedicate enough time to painting or illustration, often having to fit it in around other jobs over the years. Trying to ‘make it’ as an artist is a tough undertaking, but perseverance is key!
Luckily I’ve reached a point now where I can call myself a full-time illustrator.
One thing I struggled most with was trying to decide whether to work digitally or traditionally, and once I had made that decision, trying to hone in on a working style.
My advice to aspiring illustrators would be; practice, push yourself outside your comfort zone, make sure you your portfolio is consistent, and most importantly; don’t give up.