Crazy Rah Art aka Sarah Stott
Reflections from the Deep - Revisited
I am an artist with a passion for texture and spontaneity. A painter that creates large ,vivid, colourful, abstract paintings that explore a freedom that I have never had before with my art. I have found a way to express my love for life, my love for colour and my obsession with texture to become large, vivid, kaleidoscopic canvas of provocative colour.
Working on a large scale is amazing, but not everyone has the space to hang large original art, so I had an idea.
Cut them up, yes, you read correctly, cut the large ones up. Drastic? Stupid? Brave?
I cut my large paintings into 23x23cm pieces and then frame them individually. I give them a part number so if you wanted to collect them all, you could glue them together and you'd have a large painting again. Art for all is very important to me.
My process is an extremely organic one, I chose a texture then start mark making, however at this point I start listen to what the canvas wants and needs. I never work with a design/image in my mind. I totally immerse myself into the canvas and let the creativity flow instinctively. This is also the same way I add colour to my canvas.
The textures I use are many and varied from shredded paper to grit, the rule of thumb is if I can use it, I will. I tend to add the texture with a pallet knife however if it makes a mark then I will use it. I find that everyday items make amazing texture, I love an orange bag net.
I use many different types of paint, once my texture has dried I will spray paint the canvas choosing the colours I think ‘she’ needs (yes my canvases are girls) sometimes this can be a long process as ‘she’ doesn’t always agree with my choices. I then will work with acrylic paint and ink and slowly build lots of layers of colour, my final layer is always a glass paint and this is what gives my canvases their shine.