Sarah Dixon Artist - Image Credit Yen Lin ChungSarah Dixon (aka Arachne) is an artist and designer based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, and West London.


I paint in oils and egg tempera. My main interests are portraits, iconographical images and murals. I work on private commissions, public art projects, and my own projects.

I take a strong interest in process and materials and work with ancient techniques such as egg tempera painting with egg yolk and crushed rocks; stretching my own canvases and hand stitching sketchbooks.

I’ve studied art in Florence, London, and Cyprus.

Art Collaborations and Teaching

Classes on offer include:

  • Experimental Drawing
  • Egg Tempera Icon Painting Workshops
  • Make Your Own Sketchbook

If you’d like to realise a creative project, or explore your own creative capacity, I may be able to help you; I also teach specific art skills to children and adults.

All enquiries are welcome; just email sarah@sarahdixonfineart.co.uk

Education/Artist Training

Student of Henry Ward, portrait painter, Wandsworth, London 2008-2010

Cyprus College of Art Summer School – 2008

London College of Printing – EdExcel Corporate Design – 2004

University College London – Biology BSc (2(i) , incorating Painting and Visual Perception studies – 1998

Slade School of Art Summer School  – Life Drawing, Bronze Casting – 1992

British Institute, Florence – Life Drawing – 1992



‘Painting by Numbers’. SVA Site Festival, Stroud, Gloucestershire May 2013

Kew Studio Group Show, St Luke’s House November 2011

Stroud at Work & Play,  Portrait Photographs Subscription Rooms Stroud, Gloucestershire November 2011

Kew Studio Group Show, Orange Tree Theatre March 2011

“Goblin Market” at Oblong Gallery 7-21 January 2010

Affordable Art Show Dec09-Feb2010 at Riverside Gallery, Richmond

Eight Portraits at Hubbub Cafe, London Oct-Nov 2009

Olympic Site London: Botanical Expedition with Pudding Mill Products Sept 2009

Cheltenham Art Gallery 2008-2009 Gloucestershire Print Cooperative Group Show

‘Earth’ Group Show in Richmond (Orleans House, Twickenham) 2008

Open Studios Richmond 2007, 2008, 2009

Film & Animation


How to Re-Establish a Vodka Empire‘ Cast. 2011.Creative documentary Dir. Daniel Edelstyn. London Film Festival (BFI) 2011, and many other screenings inc C4.

forever baby‘ Dir. 2011 animated cutout sequence. Screenings: Walthamstow Short Film Club 2011, CineMe Bristol 2011, Portobello Film Festival 2011

Bicycle Botanist‘ Dir. 2011. short film. Shortlisted for SUSTRANS National Cycle Film Competition. London Short Film Festival Lo-Budget Mayhem – January 2012

‘I Am A Great Man‘ Animator. 2011. animated title sequences for feature film – a spoof documentary about the world of politics

A Moving Portrait of Anna’ 2010. Dir. Stills photography turned into a film portrait. View on Shooting People website.

‘Lembranca’ (Reminder), 2009. Animator. an award-winning Brazilian film for which I supplied animated hand-drawn sequences showing the thoughts and blog of a teenage girl. Dir Mauricio Osaki, 17min, Brazil.  42º Festival de Brasilia. Prize: Best Director (Digital Category) Best Cinematography (Digital Category)

The Moondig‘, 2008. Dir. hand-drawn animated poem, premiered 2008 at the London International Animation Festival at the Curzon Soho;

Goblin Market’ 2004.  Dir. Super-8 film, screened at the Bristol-based Joy of 8 festival, the ICA and on Sky TV. Also at Oblong Gallery, Dalston, January 2010.

Art Collaborations and Teaching

Wild Food Project at the Girls’ Art & Nature Club (Age 7 and Up), Pensford Field, Kew 2009-2011

Fytiotika Weaving – Supporting Cypriot weavers to maintain their practice – 2010 – present http://phitiotika.wordpress.com

Tutor/Adult Education – Experimental Drawing Workshops, Icon Painting Workshops, Book Making Workshops



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