Sarah Gillow’s paintings are reflections on her surroundings. She often draws on the environment around where she lives, and alters it in her paintings by drawing on other references. She is interested in bringing disparate elements together in order to create meaning. The situations she depicts in her works are ambiguous in their intent, and the viewer is left to wonder about the significance and thought processes behind each element. This element of mystery is juxtaposed with her sincere, straightforward painting style, and her choice of a vibrant colour palette. Within almost all of her works there is a sense of naivety that contrasts interestingly with the almost unsettling equivocality of the subject matter.
By Monique Tregenza