Sarah Harris’s latest screen prints celebrate the diversity of her home region, paying particular attention to the relationship between man-made and natural elements that are entwined into our landscapes. Working from her original pen drawings, each print is a limited edition and hand printed by the artist in her Leeds studio. Harris has developed an approach which utilises this method to create contrast and depth alongside an often limited colour palette to evoke feelings which are both modernistic and nostalgic.
Having lived most of her life in Shipley, Harris had originally trained as a fashion designer going on to work in marketing for a local supermarket and a designer for a major childrens wear brand, until an evening class at Leeds College of Art, and a period of unemployment, lead her to sell her prints six years ago.
Since then she has had her work shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition twice, won an award at the New Lights art prize and People’s Choice at the Flourish Award for excellence in printmaking. Last year she had a popular solo exhibition in the Cellar Gallery at Cartwright Hall and has recently had a show at Bradford Cathedral.