I am living on the Coromandel, painting in my Art Shed nestled in our garden. Down below, the sea rolls into Mercury Bay with continual inspiration.  I’m in the paint again! 

Inspirations in my life have been:

  • Growing up in rural Gisborne, on the East Cape of NZ, and recently moving to the Coromandel; each location having their own NZ east coast personalities
  • Travelling to the dry sands of the Middle East, lush greens of Vietnam & Cambodia, hot reds of central & North Australia
  • Sailing around a bleached out, hot Mediterranean Sea
  • Landscaping and landscape design in Wellington for many years kept a pencil in my hand and when working outside I loved watching the Wellington ‘breeze’ play on the water

Getting here:

  • 2021: Solo exhibition at Tairawhiti Museum
  • 2021: Participating artist in the annual Mercury Bay Art Escape
  • 2021: Participating artist in the annual She Shed Tour
  • 2020: Participating artist in the annual Mercury Bay Art Escape
  • 2020: Participating artist in the annual She Shed Tour
  • 2019: Painting full time & selling from ‘SarahG’s Art Shed’ in Ferry Landing
  • 2018: Painting and sketching in France, Italy, Croatia, Greece
  • 2008-2017: Landscape Design, Wellington  
  • 2004-2008: Painting full time

Hung and sold at:


  • 2018: Abstract art lessons, Paris 
  • 2000-2005: Inverlochy Art School, Wellington – Courses in acrylic and watercolour technique, and life drawing