“I surround myself with images from my travels. I might see the colour of oxidised copper or a picture of a crumbling wall and from there, I paint – encouraged by memories and guided by instinct. Each piece reflects elements of architecture, a story and a journey.”

Like buildings eroded by the weather of passing years, Sarah McDonald’s paintings describe a history of time and the transformations of derelict constructions. In thick layers of oil paint, built up and scratched away by brushes and palette knives, McDonald creates richly textured works inspired by urban environments – the decaying architecture and dilapidated corners and crevices of our industrial landscapes.

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