About Me

My love of art and animals

My first word was bun, and I’ve never looked back. Whether it was pushing toy rabbits around in a pram, drawing and reading about wildlife, our natural world has always brought me immeasurable joy.

I live on the edge of the Pennines in South Yorkshire where I’m blessed with incredible wildlife and beautiful countryside and go walking with the camera as often as I’m able, which helps to inspire my artwork as well as give me the opportunity to connect with nature.

Why Art? Why Now?

Slowing down due to the pandemic gave me the chance to reconnect with nature and start noticing, listening and truly seeing and understanding.

I hope to spread awareness and love for the natural world right on our own doorstep. To challenge the perception that an elephant is more important than the hedgehog in your garden, or the bee on your windowsill.

To help people experience the wonderful sentient world that is around each and every one of us, if only we open eyes and hearts – it’s a wonderfully healing thing to do.

Spiritual Journey

A few years ago I had an experience I’ll never forget that completely opened by eyes to a world beyond what we can see. I used to think all this was woo0woo for a bunch of hippies, but I’ve seen and experienced too much for me to dimiss it.

So now I say without hesitation that I am a qualified animal communicator, medium and reiki provider – all elements I use when connecting with nature telepathically and when creating my art.

Sarah Brabbin – Artist Bio

Sarah sees synchronicities and beautiful nature all around her in her daily life and takes inspiration from the animals she encounters both physically and in her dreams. As an animal communicator, it is important for her to capture the individual character of each animal she draws, so she uses photographs she has taken whilst meeting them.

Feeling connected to the wonderful, perfect beings who surround us is incredibly important to her. Living on the edge of the Pennines in South Yorkshire she has plenty of opportunities to meet and create the nature she shares her life with.

  • 1999-2002

    Industrial Design Innovation (BA Hons) Sheffield Hallam University

  • 2002

    Selected for the Genesis Creative Business Start-up Programme

  • 2002 - Present

    Glo Design (graphic design and commercial photography business)

  • 2002-2003

    Awarded a DTI Smart Award to investigate and prototype a modular wheelchair design

  • 2004

    Solidworks International Design Competition winner (wheelchair)

  • 2006

    Product design consultant for Paraytec

    Product design consultant for Paraytec – UK based scientific instrument company. Together we designed, developed then produced the world’s first miniature multiplexed capillary UV detector. The product won awards including an R&D 100 Awards, “The Oscars of Invention”

  • 2014-2015

    One of her photos was part of The Royal Photographic Society’s touring International Print Exhibition

  • 2014

    One to one mentoring with Keith Moss Photographer

  • 2014

    Diploma in Professional Photography from the Photography Institute

  • 2014

    Styled fashion shoot in Barcelona for Kate Fearnley Bridal Designs

  • 2014

    UKTI supported project

    UKTI supported project to take a visual look at our relationship with windmills through photography including a trip to the Netherlands – booklet produced

  • 2015

    4 Day Training with Aspire Photography Training in Northern Italy

  • 2017

    2 Day Equine Sculpture and Anatomy For Artists Course

    Gillian Higgins of Horses Inside Out

  • 2018-present

    International Equine Artist Reference Project

    High resolution photo library made available for download and use by artists free of charge

  • 2019

    Psychic Awareness Course

    Holistic Wellbeing

  • 2019

    2 Photos shortlisted for the British Photography Awards 2019

  • 2019

    Photo exhibited in the International Garden Photographer Of The Year “Beautiful Barnsley” Exhibition

  • 2020

    Mediumship Development Course

    Holistic Wellbeing

  • 2020

    Reiki 1st Degree (Shoden)

    Holistic Wellbeing

  • 2020

    Reiki 2nd Degree (Okuden)

    Holistic Wellbeing

  • 2020

    3 Month Mentoring programme with Joanne Yeoh, Interspecies Communicator

  • 2021

    Animal Communication Diploma (Animal Magic Training)

  • 2021

    United Artspace Hub - for artist career development

  • 2021

    Make Your Mark - for finding the artist voice