Sarah Grant

I am an artist living in Glasgow and work for the NHS as an Art Therapist in mental health and addictions. I studied Painting at Glasgow School of Art and am originally from Leeds.

My work looks at memory and I often draw on old photos or found photos to reflect how many of our memories have a shared quality. I am interested in what makes our perception of our world unique and also what shared aspects there are to experience, and how memory can blur these distinctions.

This recent work engages with the appearance of quiet empty streets during the recent 2020 lockdown. The paintings are part of a bigger series which evoke a feeling of a classic road movie whilst also carrying both the disquiet and peace of our empty streets.