Sara Riches

Denmark, Australia

I am an artist from Western Australia. / For years I was unable to put pencil to paper, being a Mother of three, and one with special...

I am an artist living in Denmark Western Australia.

I wrote and illustrated a children’s book at the age of 16, “Fat Frogs on a Skinny Log”, and have since illustrated other children’s books for several authors.

I graduated the Advanced Certificate of Art and Design at Midland Tafe WA with a certificate of Excellence, and am now a Mother of three children.

For years I was unable to put pencil to paper, being a Mother of three, and one with special needs, I felt I couldn’t express what I was feeling with my art. I forced myself in 2013 to draw everyday, even though to start with it was painful, but now I am unable to stop drawing. It has become not just enjoyable, but my longing and my therapy, a need and a relief.

I love figurative work, and am drawn to feminine beauty, its fragility and its strengths. My work is emotional, as my feelings are being transferred to paper, the mood of my work depends on my mood mostly, it is therapy to me to finally get out these feelings of grief, sadness, hurt, pain, but also love and happiness. I love fantasy, that special place in your imagination which is both beautiful and dark, where mermaids and mystery resides, and my art focuses on this also. I love Mythology, and poetry, some of this can be seen influencing my work. Music is also a major influence in my everyday life and my art. I am experimenting with mix media, inks, pencils, paints, watercolor and sometimes oils. I love different textures and surfaces to paint on, stories within stories.

Here is a link
to a feature by Autralian Artists United

I would love for you to follow my art journey on facebook
Riches Road

My original art can be found on
Saatchi online

Instagram – sara_riches

  • Age: 35
  • Joined: October 2013

Journal

100 sales!!!

Ok, this is my first journal entry, / but just wanted to SHOUT that I sold 100 pieces of art on redbubble!! :D Really happy… thanks all for following and letting me be part of a gorgeous bunch of artists.. / Sara X
Posted about 3 years – 6 comments
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