16 Stoddart Street

Newcastle upon Tyne


Daily 10am - 5pm

Image shows a cropped section of a black and white painting of a dog by Sarah Gooder

Sarah Gooder

Part of the New Light Prize Exhibition 2020

Sarah studied Architecture as a mature student, and following her degree worked in different roles including architecture, garden design and exhibition design. She has been painting and drawing full time for the past three years.

Known best for her drawings and paintings of dogs, Sarah has exhibited at Chester Arts Fair, Childwickbury Arts Fair and at Bankside Gallery, London as part of the RWS Contemporary Watercolours Exhibition. She works both loosely and more carefully in her preferred medium of watercolour. Working quickly allows an energetic and immediate response to the subject and she works to preserve that initial sketch, those first marks that begin to define the subject, within several layers of drawing and painting. Sarah also likes to work with multiple, careful layers that gradually build up tone and texture and really establish a connection with the subject after many days of observation and painting.