Sarah Dolby - "Tuesday" - oil on cotton - 22.8 x 30.4cm (9"x12")
Oil on cotton
22.8 x 30.4 cm (9"x12")
Sarah Dolby traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe before returning to New Zealand to complete a Fine Arts degree at the Dunedin School of Art in 2000. After graduating Sarah was employed as a 3D animator by Animation Research Ltd and was the first artist to compliment a team of computer scientists - eventually taking on the role of creative director. In 2012 Sarah made the decision to become a full time artist.
Sarah's work has always been character driven and combines traditional portraiture with narrative. 'Dolby’s characters are immediately dazzling in their power and beauty, but on closer inspection reveal hands rubbed raw, flushed complexions and above all else, unnerving expressions. Set against stark, yet luminous backgrounds, the focus of each work is firmly on the character, and the depth and complexity of emotions barely contained behind their gaze.
Sarah works from her studio in Dunedin and exhibits both nationally and internationally.