We had the good fortune of connecting with Sara England and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sara, what are you inspired by?
I grew up on a farm in North Wales, surrounded by the sea and mountains. I am, and will always be, inspired by nature. I have called Georgia home since 1999, and although its landscape may be different to my homeland, I have grown to love it for its own special riches, its beautiful beaches, its majestic Southern Oaks covered in Spanish moss, the golden marshes of the Low Country, and the stunning mountains of North Georgia, – it is impossible not to be inspired!!!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I didn’t actually start painting until 2017 and it is without doubt my passion in life. I hope my love for nature and the outdoors, and the beauty I find in the everyday, shines through in my work. I’m just a girl who likes to paint, and I’m really excited to see where this journey takes me. I have learned a lot along the way, and it’s been interesting to see how one thing really does lead to another, and how opportunites present themselves when you say “yes” and get out of your comfort zone. But I think the most important lesson I’ve learned is to ask for help when I need it. I have discovered my community is a treasure trove of talented, generous people, and that it’s okay to hire an expert to help me do the things I’m not good at, like creating a logo or refining my website. Asking for help allows me to concentrate on the things I am good at and that is so freeing.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would start the day here in Middle Georgia at Morning by Morning Coffee in Perry for an awesome coffee and Birdie’s famous cinnamon roll. Then a quick pop downtown to visit the lovely shops, including the inimitable Massey Gordon (where you might find a couple of my paintings). Then we’d get in the car and drive to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (my happy place), grab a bite to eat at the Longleaf, (the Garden’s restaurant), and then off to Huff Harrington for a completely different kind of eye candy, – a beautiful collection of antiques from Europe and stunning art from artists found here in the Southeast. Top off the day at Storico Fresco for a great Italian meal and a luscious glass of red! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to dedicate this Shoutout to my husband, Matthew, – for quietly encouraging me to follow my dreams of becoming an artist. I would also like to give a Shoutout to my friend Kelly for dragging me to Travis Jean Emporium in Macon to show my work back in 2017 who then gave me my first art show a few months later!

Website: www.saraenglandart.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/saraenglandart/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/saraenglandart/

Image Credits
Marybeth Wood Photography

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