Sarah Gilman lives and works in the Merseyside area. She graduated in 2018 from University Centre St Helens with First Class Honours in Fine Art Painting. Her paintings are directly influenced by the works of 17th century still-life painters, such as Cornelius Gijsbrechts and Samuel van Hoogstraten, Gilman, however, situates her painting within contemporary discourses surrounding the still-life genre.
She has exhibited both locally and nationally since 2017 and was awarded First Prize at St Helens Open Arts Prize in 2019. Recent shows include: Enough is Definitely Enough, Oceans Apart Gallery, Salford; More T’North, The Harris Museum, Preston; A Little Painting Show, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds; Made It, Manchester; PAINT, Manchester; Greater Manchester Arts Prize; New Light Art Prize 2018/19.