Self-taught artist creating fabulous works for Gallery 3

6 October, 2014

Old Bus Depot Markets Stallholder - Gallery 3. Indian Chief SeriesSarah Welsford of Gallery 3 never truly thought she could make a full time living out of art. But now this single mum of two from Canberra is doing just that, sharing her amazing and original artworks with market visitors each and every Sunday.

Sarah is completely self-taught. Having a long held passion for art, and being quite good at it at school, she still believed she needed a ‘real job’ and ended up working in hospitality for 21 years. Just over a year ago, she decided to follow her long held passion and go full time as a professional artist. And she creates some stunning original pieces. There is no one set theme to her works and she says she ‘paints whatever I feel like painting really!’ That would explain the real mix of works with everything from her current Native American chief series, to scenery, food, birds and animals.

She creates her works in vibrant acrylic paints and often focuses on topical Canberra themes, having created some brilliant works on the Canberra Balloon Festival and Floriade. She paints large size originals which she sells, and also turns her works into heat resistant coasters and placemats. Bookmarks, wine glass charms, magnets and greeting cards are also very popular. You can find Sarah at the Gallery 3 stall each and every market Sunday.

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