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Sarah Merrifield
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About the artist



When I was 6 years old I wanted to be an artist and was fascinated by the human face. At 19  I taught myself to paint in oils, but It wasn’t after retiring I found the time to pursue this childhood passion. I had the privilege to join a small group painting with Jeremy Gale from the Princes School, and later with David Cranswick who gave me a more classical direction and I now enjoy painting with friends who inspire me.

It is people who primarily interest me and for four years I drew portraits of the Homeless people at Crawley Open House until lockdown.    When their funding was cut I produced a book of their portraits to help raise money for the charity.

My preferred medium is oil.




1. My Lawrence


2. The wisdom of age   
Oil on wooden board, 6x8”


3. A sense of humour remembered
Charcoal and chalk on toned paper, A3

4. I know!


Tenchleys Cottage


Tenchleys Cottage, Caxton Lane,

Limpsfield Chart, Surrey RH80T


Off Kent Hatch Road, Oxted side of the Chart

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm

Artist is available when studio is open

Tenchleys Cottage artists

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