Unique British Wildlife fine art & sculptures by UK wildlife artist Sarah Brabbin.
Nature improves our mood, health and wellbeing. It allows us to step away from our daily worries and appreciate the world around us. In this modern, technological world many of us have become disconnected. Even when we’re not, our busy lives don’t always allow us the time to indulge in our wonderful natural environment.
Creating sculptures from clay allows me to work with all of the elements – earth, air, fire and water. The feel of the clay in my hands is soothing, exciting and natural.
The pieces I create aren’t biological studies. Their form, tactile qualities and personality resonate on a different level of connection – I want people to touch them.
They become part of your family, not just your environment. Enjoy an indulgent stroke of them as you walk past. Find peace with a fireside companion on dark evenings. A joyful “good morning,” on your way to breakfast, a sleepy “good night,” as you go to bed. I want you to love them just as much as I do.
All of my paintings, drawings and sculptures begin with an encounter and a story or feeling whilst watching wildlife. As a former professional photographer, it’s so vitally important for me to get my own reference photos to work from – to capture that moment – the feel, the movement, the light, the very essence of each creature and how they make me feel.
Why British Wildlife?
Before the pandemic brought the world to a standstill, I was a professional documentary photographer and designer. The lockdown granted me the chance to reignite my childhood passion for art and wildlife. It changed my life and my priorities as I rediscovered the natural world around me.
We have so much beauty on our own doorsteps, but much of it is under threat without most of us even knowing. Through my art I hope to raise awareness as well as much-needed funds for our grass roots, unsung wildlife heroes up and down the country doing their best to rescue, rehabilitate and release those who get sick or injured.
Wildlife crime is still going on even to this day. Barbaric and illegal hunting of our precious wildlife for “fun” and “sport” still gets swept under the carpet.
We can each play a small role in looking after the world on our own doorstep, it’s important for our own wellbeing, not just our wildlife.
“Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart of man go together.”