About Sarah Corner
Following her studies at Art College in Richmond upon Thames, Sarah was fortunate to secure a much sought after opportunity to work for one of the U.K.’s foremost Restorers of painted and decorated Antiques, a Mr. Reginald Dudman of London. During her years with Mr. Dudman she gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the techniques of period Master Craftsman and Artists. Sarah worked on some of the most important pieces for private collectors, antiques trade and museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science Museum. Notable individual pieces included an ornate gilded chair belonging to Napoleon, and a painting attributed to Whistler.
One of her most important projects in the 1980’s was working on the restoration of the painted and gilded throne canopy that houses the throne from where the Queen opens Parliament in the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster.
On leaving Reginald Dudman’s studio Sarah moved from London to the beautiful Dorset countryside. For approximately 16 years, she ran her own Decorative Applied Arts and Restoration business using the many skills she had learned, including Gilding, Marbling, Graining, Japanning and Period Fine Art.
Her many clients included the Hon. T. Lindsay of Hedingham Castle (artist and art restorer)
She exhibited her own original decorative work and painting at such venues as Longleat House, Charterhouse School, Highclere Castle, Loseley House, Surrey and Waterperry House, Oxfordshire.
During this time Sarah developed a keen interest in nature and wildlife. This inspired her more and more to concentrate on her own paintings. Receiving very positive response to her artwork gave her the confidence to concentrate totally on her own paintings.
After visiting Ireland in 2001 and falling in love with the truly beautifully countryside, Sarah and her partner Richard decided to sell up in Dorset in the U.K. and move to Tipperary, where she purchased a cottage with some land, where she now has her studio, paints and grows her own vegetables, living life at the pace both Richard and herself desire.
In the summer of 2005 Sarah had a very fulfilling residency at the Cill Rialaig artist’s retreat on the spectacular Kerry coastal area, followed by an exhibition at the Origin Gallery in Dublin. She had two further very successful exhibitions at the Origin Gallery and the Lee Gallery in Cork.
Sarah sells her work mainly to private collectors. The OPW purchased her work and she has completed commissions for the Lake Hotel in Killarney.
Sarah was invited by the President of the All Ireland Polo Club (who has a painting by Sarah in his collection) to exhibit her 2010 collection of Polo Paintings at the Pavillion Club House in the Phoenix Park Dublin