Painter, Sarah Manolescue is an artist rapidly gaining recognition for her stunning cityscapes and landscapes. Her contemporary and honest approach to realism echoes her interests in capturing a moment in time. At once, recording and commenting on modern life. Sarah began painting in earnest after her university studies and following a residency at Wimbledon Art Studios, where she exhibited in several successful open studio shows, Sarah now works from the home she shares with her husband, two beautiful children and her dog.
Sarah's early work was primarily abstract exploring the influences of the Cubists, however her talent has developed over the years and the natural beauty of the British landscape has dominated Sarah's subject matter, allowing her sensitive realist technique to bring the latest London scenes to life. Working directly from her subject ‘en plein air’, her skilled drawing captures the essence of the scene she chooses to explore. Her current influences of Degas and Pissarro can be traced in her use of city life as a dynamic source of light and action. Sarah's passion for life in all things attracts the viewer and allows them to contemplate stillness in the midst of a busy city.
Sarah has established herself through many private commissions with her work attracting clients worldwide. Her eye for detail and the movement of light leaves a powerful lasting impression of place and time.
Photo credit: Clare Bowen
WIMBLEDON ART FAIR, WIMBLEDON ART STUDIOS, LONDON Every May + November 2006-2012 (group)
MCNEILL FINE ART GALLERY, RADLETT, HERTS July 2007 (group)
MERTON ARTS FESTIVAL September 2014 (group)
NORMAN PLASTOW GALLERY, WIMBLEDON June 2015 'Sarah Manolescue: A Figurative Series' (solo)
BOX GALLERIES, CHELSEA, LONDON Representation July 2015 - July 2017
BOX GALLERIES Pop-up exhibition July 2015, Norman Plastow Gallery, Wimbledon (group)
BOX GALLERIES Pop-up exhibition July 2016, Norman Plastow Gallery, Wimbledon (group)
NORMAN PLASTOW GALLERY, WIMBLEDON July 2017 'Sarah Manolescue: Wimbledon En Plein Air' (solo)
CHELSEA ART SOCIETY OPEN EXHIBITION 2017, CHELSEA TOWN HALL, LONDON October 2017 (group)
NEW ENGLISH ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2018, MALL GALLERIES, LONDON June 2018 (group)
PATCHINGS ART FESTIVAL, NOTTS (The Artist Magazine) July 2018 (group)
Manolescue, Sarah, 'Urban Excitement,' The Artist Magazine, VOL 133 NO.2 ISSUE 1051 p.44-47