Apr 13


Sweet art
Sarah Graham painting childhood memories

Success is sweet for Sarah Graham, who has gone from working on the pick’n’mix counter to being a highly-paid artist.

The 30-year-old makes a living from painting the sweets and toys of her childhood, from Black Jacks and Fruit Salad to Sindy dolls.

Her first job, when she was 16, was at Woolworths in the pick’n’mix sweets section. She’s moved on somewhat and, now, her colourful, photo-realistic oil paintings can sell for up to £10,000.

Miss Graham, who has a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, said she was inspired by the Pop Art of the 1960s and 1970s, when Andy Warhol immortalised Campbell’s soup tins amongst other things.

Sarah working

Candy Swirl | Available as print | Original 80 x 110 cm 2008

22. Cowboys and Indians – 50x100cm

24. Gnome with Apples – 90x135cm

10. Sugar Rush – 80x80cm

Betty | Original 110 x 85 cm 2007

Red Riding Hood | Original 90 x 90 cm 2008

Quack | Available as print | Original 120 x 120 cm 2008

19. Camper Vans – 80x100cm

Kaleidascope | Original 120 x 120 cm 2008

4. Refreshers – 60x90cm

Sweets for my sweet | Available as print | Original 110 x 80 cm 2008

3. Swizzel Lolly – 60x90cm

Double Mini | Original 100 x 50 cm 2006

Her brother’s comment on website:
Sarah is my only sister and she painted my son, Leo when he was very young at 3 months old and it takes pride of place in my house. It is an amazing painting and I love it to pieces. It’s so lovely that Leo will have it for always. Everybody who comes to my house comments on it and can’t believe it’s a painting as they just assume it’s a blown-up photograph!
She is really amazing and I love her to bits.

– Elaine Graham, Hitchin, UK

More Sarah Graham‘s works please visit her website. More info please contact her agent Washington Green.

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20 Responses to “Sweet success of modern art — Sarah Graham’s photo-realistic oil paintings”

  1. 1. Tom Wilson Says:

    Sarah’s work is fantastic, I am a proud owner of the Cowboys & Indians print.

  2. 2. laura garmston Says:

    your painting are very good

  3. 3. CAUVIN Véronique Says:

    I would like to offer it to my husband, could tell me an idea of the price and where can I see your work ? I have a limited edition whith the robot, we are vey fan and we apprecialte really .
    Thanks a lot

  4. 4. mariette Says:

    I saw your work in london and falled in love…. Can you tell me where your work is for sale besides england..

    My favourite painting is Candy Swirl.

  5. 5. blake Says:

    i think these are rubish they have no couler they look plastick nd i think they should be took of the websit itself

  6. 6. tom Says:

    i think these are a load of shit

  7. 7. Arthur Says:

    I have an original edition of the Quack for sale (see above).
    Ltd edition of 95 in perfect condition.
    Please contact me would you be interested.

  8. 8. ian Says:

    Buy and sell Sarah Graham artwork at http://www.myartbroker.co.uk – Largest online collection of Sarah Graham’s work including Sarah Graham originals and Sarah Grahamn sold out limited editions.

  9. 9. hodgy Says:

    i love them there cool :) 😛 :) <3

  10. 10. charles coade Says:

    I have Candy swirl and Lemon and Lime. Happy to sell to a good home if anyone is interested. (charliecoade@hotmail.com)

  11. 11. lydia w Says:

    i love your art and you were born to be an artist and i hope i am as good as you in the furture

    p.s you are so good i am doing your art for art homework


  12. 12. gemma r Says:

    I have a lollipop carosel boxed canvas print number 25/95 for sale with COA. Its limited edition and are sold out if anyones interested :)

  13. 13. Sophie Says:

    Amazing! i am studying photorealism at school and Sarah has been so inspiring!!! i love your work!!

  14. 14. Sabrina Says:

    hi, i think there really cool and my fav one is kalidescope cuz its really intresting and i would neva be able to do it my self & i would also like to say sarah thnks alot im using u for my art homework cuz were doin sweets aswell,
    thnkyou sabrina aslam Year 11

  15. 15. sabrina Says:

    you have really inspired me :) and besides i <3 sweets 😛

  16. 16. Rachel Kirk Says:

    I think all of your painting are amazing bright and colourful. I am in year 8 at school and we’re learning about all your painting I think they’re so pretty, You have done a good job of them.

  17. 17. Shannon Bliss Says:

    😀 Wow I love them so much. Congratulations on The Wonderful Stuff. Me And My Husband David Love Them. How Many Have You Done? 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  18. 18. tom Says:

    wow the art is amazing i really admire your work

  19. 19. Pebws Says:

    efing awesome!

  20. 20. Pebws Says:

    Amazing! Totz amaze! How old is she?

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