I'm Sarah Potton, an artist based in the beautiful Hauraki region of New Zealand. My artwork is inspired by my love of animals and birds, and I enjoy painting them in both wild and garden settings, as well as on stones as 'rock pets'.
As a child I spent a lot of time observing the amazingly intricate details of the plants and wildlife around me, and the way they interacted with each other. This had a lot of influence on my artistic style. I love to portray ‘close up’ moments in the busy lives of the creatures I paint and to capture their expressions and emotions.
Acrylic is my main medium, and I enjoy its flexibility, in that it is possible to combine a watercolour-like transparency with oil-like richness. For my wall paintings, I use wooden panels instead of canvas as a surface, because of the smoothness, which allows for greater detail.
I've been selling my artwork worldwide as well as throughout New Zealand for many years. I've recently joined Felt and I'm excited to be part of this amazing NZ handmade site!
To see more of my work, follow me on Instagram: @mousewhiskerstudio