Hi, I‘m Sarah Brabbin, I’m an artist
WOW, it’s taken me 40 years to come out of the artist closet!
This is my first year creating what’s in my heart rather than working to other peoples’ briefs.
The journey is exciting and terrifying in equal measure, but I feel already that I belong thanks to the wonderful, welcoming, supportive, creative art community.
I’m making up for lost time, but also utilising my past experiences and hard-earned skills whilst exploring new ways of expressing ideas and concepts – all of which are spilling out of me now I’ve given myself permission.
I’m finally making a stand for all those kids who were told that art is just for playtime, that maths is more important than art. That artists don’t do “proper work,” and that it’s not a career. To reject society’s concept that work must come before wellbeing. To stand up and say I am a highly sensitive person and it is a superpower, not a flaw.
I hope you will all join me on my journey as I reclaim my creative freedom – I have some making up for lost time to do!