Sarah Danes Jarrett
The artist was born in the UK and now lives and works in Cape Town South Africa.
Dynamic and coarse brushstrokes are paradoxical to the story she wishes to portray in her work that is one of feminine strength, vulnerability and tender- ness. There is nothing traditional or conservatively feminine about the scale and colour palette or bold , course brushstrokes which are unapologetically large in scale and administered in a very precise and decisive fashion. This technique is amplified by the use of large scale canvasses- that invades ones space, along with dramatic color use which bears no relation to the natural tones of a person’s skin or even soft hues associated with the feminine principle .