Hello, I’m Sarah, welcome to my site.
I am an Illustrator based in Stone best know for my personalised portraits. I have worked on over 900 portraits with lovely people from across the globe. All my personalised artworks are hand-painted so little details to represent families can be added making them extra special.
When I am not busy painting gorgeous people I am found illustrating and developing ideas for Children’s Books and have been fortunate to work with three wonderful Authors on their beautiful book projects.
Starting my little business in Stoke-On-Trent I was inspired to create a greeting card collection to celebrate the area which I am continuing to grow as well as venturing to new places across the UK.
In my spare time I love to travel with my husband, spend time with my niece and nephew and I do like a good English pub! I love to dance and found a passion for Lindy Hop whilst living in beautiful Australia. I also make a mean chocolate brownie.
PAINTING YOUR FAVOURITE EARTHLINGS SINCE 2014
It makes me so happy to think of my artworks hanging up in people's homes from across the world. It's my ambition to have a portrait in every port so if you now anyone from a far off land that might like one of my pictures please spread the word.
Some of the countries I sent to so far include:
SOME EXCITING STUFF THAT HAS HAPPENED ALONG THE WAY...
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE FEATURE
I used to love looking through Christmas Catalogues when I was a youngster and never would have dreamed I’d be in one one day. This was a really great way to finish 2019!
LONDON BRIDGE POP-UP SHOP
It’s always been a dream to have my own pop-up shop in different locations selling cards celebrating the area so when I was given the opportunity to be part of the Notonthehighstreet Christmas Pop-Up at London Bridge station it was a real treat!!! Here’s me looking as uncomfortable as ever in front of the camera.
I PAINTED GIOVANNA FLETCHER, EEP!
I was so flattered to be asked to feature my product as part of Giovanna Fletcher’s Christmas collection with notonthehighstreet. I had a lovely time paining Giovanna and her gorgeous family.
FIRST CELEBRITY SHARE
So unbelievably excited that Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach kindly shared an illustration I did inspired by him and his beautiful family for a new Father’s Day portrait style. Thanks so much Joe!! What an incredible difference you have made to my little business.
I MADE PARTNER, HEHE.
I’m so excited to now be a notonthehighstreet partner. It’s such a compliment to be selling alongside such incredible creative businesses and has been such a wonderful platform to help increase exposure of what I do.
NANA DUCK – THE WISHING SHELF FINALIST
Nana Duck is a finalist in the 2017 Wishing Shelf book awards and was given great feedback and a 5* review! Any Stokie’s who follow me it’s a great read!!
NANA DUCK MAKES THE FINAL FIVE
Nana Duck was one of only five finalists in the 2018 Arnold Bennett Prize! It’s such an honour to be acknowledged in a competition local to where this lovely book was inspired by. Go Kathy!
I GOT MARRIED
I know this isn’t work related but it felt too special not to share.
A LETTER FROM THE QUEEN
To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday and launch my new Family Tree product I created an illustration of the Royal Family Tree at the time and send print number 1 to her majesty. I was super excited to received a letter through the Mail a couple of months later with the stamped from Buckingham Palace!!
IN THE PRESS
Super excited to have a double-page feature in local magazine ‘Staffordshire Life’.
MILES AND MIA WINS SECOND AWARD
For a debut book by Author Michaela Alexander what an incredible achievement to be awarded a second Gold award from The Junior Design Awards for Best Baby/Pre-Schooler Book! Congratulations Michaela. Can’t wait to work on book number two together.
MILES AND MIA WINS AWARD
Miles and Mia A to Z book win’s a Mumii Family award for Best Children’ book 2017!!! MASSIVE congratulations to Author Michaela Alexander and the little stars of the book Miles and Mia. It was such a treat to illustrate this wonderful project!