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The Poet

  • Country of Origin: United Kingdom
  • Maker: Sarah Pickstone
  • Date: 2007
  • Size: 1.0M X 1.22M


Private collection, UK.


Sarah Pickstone’s meditative canvases are carefully wedded to local and historical creativity. Her recent work builds on a fascination with landscape as an emotionally charged communal space, specifically referencing seminal women writers who passed through Regent’s Park. In ‘The Poet’, a ghostly female figure passes through an abstracted background, emerging from painterly marks and suggested landscapes. Pickstone’s paintings reveal the park’s psychological and creative force on the imagination of women such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aphra Behn, Katherine Mansfield and Sylvia Plath. The artist states that her work serves as an invocation of these writers’ spirits, dedicating her painting to their courage, insight and vision, similarly drawn from the park.

Sarah Pickstone (b.1965, Manchester, England) lives and works in London. Pickstone was awarded First Prize in the John Moores Painting Prize in 2012.

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