West Coast: Sarah Woods


Sarah Woods is a painter and printmaker based in Cornwall who captures the beauty of her local beaches through her stunning paintings and etching prints. Woods brings the essence of the west coast to life with calming brush marks, tones and shapes.

Woods' paintings are immediately recognisable for her subtle brush marks and tonal palette. Her work often focuses on the shoreline, with sweeping views of sand dunes and the gentle ebb and flow of the tide - with each painting capturing the shifts of light from dusk to dawn.


Through her paintings, Woods offers a window into the serenity and tranquillity of Cornwall's beaches. Her work invites the viewer to pause, breathe, and immerse themselves in the natural beauty surrounding us.


While Woods is primarily known for her paintings of Cornwall's beaches, she has also worked in other mediums, including etching prints. Etching is a printmaking technique that involves using acid to create an image on a metal plate, which is then inked and pressed onto paper to create a limited-edition print.


Intricate lines characterise woods' etching prints. Like her paintings, her prints often feature imagery of the sea and coastline. Her use of fine detail creates a sense of depth and movement in her prints, making them a beautiful and unique addition to any art collection.

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