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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