Sara Holden Paintings & Prints

"My passion for all things creative started at an early age. I would be the child sending in my efforts to TV's 'Tony Hart' and eagerly awaiting the latest project on 'Blue Peter' to recreate. Growing up in Cornwall I'm sure subconsciously I was influenced by its rich culture and diverse landscape, which during my college years I had the chance to explore in my trusty Mini City, ending up in such places as Bodmin Moor or up Frenchman's Creek! All in the name of art, to sit (normally freezing) capturing the perfect scene."

Sara studied  HND Illustration at Falmouth Art College graduating in 1995. It was during this time that she developed her trademark swirling style.

She spent several years managing a Cornish art gallery, but eventually left her full time job there. "It was great to finally have the time to commit to exhibitions and branch out into new galleries which is why my first solo show wasn't until 2008!"

"I am still lucky enough to live on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula in the picturesque village of Gerrans where there are amazing walks in all directions. Two or three beaches are minutes away where I love to search for sea glass and other bits of treasure!

Whilst out and about, I have my camera and sketch book with me to note down ideas, then back at the studio, I'll work out designs from my photographs and a good dose of imagination. My aim is to convey the natural rhythms of the local geography within swirls to create a design that flows and gives the illusion of movement. The colours I use are as closely considered as the composition and unique to each piece which, hopefully, keeps my work fresh and vibrant."


Gallery opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.