Sara Lee ’Turning Point’ brings to a close her River Series that started with the Beckoning Line drawings and prints. Sara spends time at Seasalter on the east coast of Kent, just across the mouth of the River Swale from the Isle of Sheppey. Here, she has a beach hut on the sand and shingle beach, spending long periods of time drawing and walking the sea wall, looking towards the luminous horizon over the water.
This woodcut was exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022. It will be displayed in the Hugh Casson Rooms as the RA from September 2023.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sara Lee’s images are a response to the ephemeral nature of landscape and our profound relationship with it. The expanse of the landscape has no bearing to assess distance. Each is a desert of infinity where one is pulled into the nuance of surface.
Lee predominantly works with drawing and print, including pastel and woodblock in the ukiyo-e tradition. Her practice involves working from site-specific landscapes, followed by extended studio-based work.
Selected Collections UK; Victoria and Albert Museum, London: Golder-Thompson Collection;Swindon Museum and Gallery Collection; Otter Gallery, University of Chichester Collection; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, International: United Thrapeutics Art Collection, USA; Tarma Univ. Collection, Tokyo, Japan.
Born in Wales in 1956, Sara Lee studied Fine Art at Ravensbourne and Print at Central School of Art. She lives and works in London. She was co- founder of Print Centre Publications, working alongside master printmaker Hugh Stoneman on projects by seminal British artists including Terry Frost, Ian McKeever and Eileen Cooper. She continues to work with Cooper through the imprint Blackbird Editions.