Sarah Manolescue is an observational artist rapidly gaining recognition for her oil paintings produced directly from her chosen subject ‘en plein air’. Her contemporary and honest approach echoes her interest 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 shows, Sarah now travels around the South of England (and further afield when the opportunity arises), seeking scenes to capture with emotion and sensitivity.
Sarah's early work was studio based and 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, enticing her from the studio to the outdoors where she paints alla prima (Italian for ‘at once’ – in one session). Her skilled drawing captures the essence of the scene she chooses to explore. Sarah's passion for life in all things attracts the viewer and allows them to contemplate stillness in the midst of a busy city, the enchanting light of the coast and the unrelenting beauty of the countryside through every season.
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.
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)
CHELSEA ART SOCIETY OPEN EXHIBITION 2018, CHELSEA TOWN HALL, LONDON October 2018 (group)
NORMAN PLASTOW GALLERY, WIMBLEDON May 2019 'CITY | COUNTRY | COAST' (solo)
CHELSEA ART SOCIETY OPEN EXHIBITION 2019, CHELSEA TOWN HALL, LONDON June 2019 (group)
Manolescue, Sarah, 'Urban Excitement,' The Artist Magazine, VOL 133 NO.2 ISSUE 1051 p.44-47