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After the Swim

75cm x 60cm


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Gold Boots

97cm x 60cm



Sarah Barker Brown is a figurative painter whose focus is the female body, interior emotions and the exterior lives of women. Intimate moments, the depth of female friendships, the social dimensions of being a woman and celebrating sexuality, seduction and pleasure, all illuminated through a lens of nostalgia and tenderness.


Graduating in 2017 (First Class Honours) from London’s Art Academy, where she studied under Tai Shan Shierenberg, her work has been selected for Discerning Eye 2020, 2019 and 2018, Society of Women Artists 2020, Beep International Painting Prize 2018, and The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020 (Mangtangi Prize). Summer of 76’ achieved Stage 2 John Moore Painting Prize 2020 and her self-portrait was included in the Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2017.


Barker Brown’s work has featured in The Guardian (November 2020), and is held in private collections in the UK and Europe.