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Sarah Mcalpine Art

Meet the Artist

Ever wanted to know more about the talent behind our prints? Come sit down with us as we chat with the artists, and learn more about them and their day-to-day life.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a busy Mum, so when I am not at work or looking after the family, I love to focus on my creations in my free time, mostly in the evening. I enjoy spending time away, visiting new places, being with friends and having a coffee!

How long have you been creating your art?

I have been drawing since I was very little. I would have followed my passion after school, but my mum steered me away thinking I couldn’t make a living from being an artist, hence why I went into childcare. I had a period of time when I wasn’t doing anything creative. When my second child was two years old I started painting, after attending a few markets, it snowballed from there and I set up my small business. I have been creating repeat patterns for just over a year.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

A lot of inspiration comes from what I see and do. I like to create things with children in mind and enjoy using colour.

What's the most exciting thing you've seen your art on?

I have had customer upholster her dining room chairs with on of my Pukeko designs.

What is your favourite art style at the moment?

At the moment I am using the iPad a lot to draw my designs. I love solid lines and block of colours.

When you're not creating, what do you get up to?

Family time, walks, hanging with friends and occasional shopping.

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