Sarah Sculley is a Brisbane-based urban artist who creates colourful, feminine, layered work. Inspired by the female form, typography and colour. Sarah mixes these elements to create her work on canvas, paper, surfboards and skate decks. She is inspired by personal events, emotional pitfalls and the constant need to find the positive in every situation.
Sarah has now been in the creative art space for over 15 years. She studied a Bachelor of Design Studies majoring in Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the Queensland College of Art and received a scholarship from Griffith University to study abroad at the Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland. Since starting to exhibit her work in 2005, she has held international solo and group shows in Shanghai and San Diego, and been regularly featured in Australian shows, including recent group shows at the Lust for Life Gallery, and at RAW: Sensory, in Sydney. As well as her recent solo show at Jugglers Art Space (February 2016). Since moving home to Brisbane in 2009, Sarah has evolved her work to include mural work and personal commissions.
"I paint to inspire others. To empower women, to empathise, to understand and to be someone’s sunshine when their skies are grey. I create colourful, emotional and intimate artwork. It is honest in its exploration of both the light and dark inside all of us. It depicts the contrast between internal self-talk and the external self that is shown to the world. The artwork I create embodies both empowering and destructive thoughts and pairs those thoughts with dramatic figures, colour and stroke." - Sarah Sculley