About the artist Sarah Rintoul.
Sarah’s approach to producing artwork is creative and often involves an intuitive response to an experience or feeling from the world around us. Other ideas develop from observation when an encounter acts as a catalyst.
This is coupled with an interest in the innovation and refinement of techniques to combine natural stone mosaic with sculptural forms. These aspects of her approach result in the creation of art that is original, unique and evolving.
Sarah graduated in 1992 with a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and Design specialising in sculpture with a two year module in dramatic presentation. Prior to that she attended Cambridge College of Art and Technology to complete an Art Foundation Course studying sculpture, design and painting.
The themes of the gallery pages reflect her range of interests.
“Sarah’s work is fresh, diverse and well executed. I have always felt that sculpture belongs in gardens.” Kim Wilde, Horticulturalist.
“Sarah had a feel for the place straight away capturing its tone and essence really well. She produced some lovely designs and the colours fitted perfectly.” Toby Didier ‘Sierre, Restaurateur, The Red Cow, Chrishall.
“Very sympathetic” Penny Cleobury, chairman of The Friends of Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
“It is everything we hoped for and more … not only does it display your talent … but your ability to compliment other neighbouring features.” Christopher and Anne Goddard, private clients.
“Sarah’s concepts are always engaging and really put the audience at the heart of her ideas. This is backed with a real flair for turning the design brief into reality.” Nick Nieder, Chairman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, VolkerFitzpatrick Engineering Contractors.
“Sarah was able to take their visions and dreams and turn them into actual features when we asked her to design and develop a sensory garden for the benefit of our pupils and local community.” Maria Fuller, Pinewood School, Special Educational Needs for Learning and Cognition College.
“The sculpture reflects our core values while celebrating the creative approach we have to all curriculum areas… the artistic vision of Sarah Rintoul has pushed the boundaries of a school sculpture to ensure that the final outcome is not only visually stunning but also provides a wonderful seating experience for our students and the community.“ Liz Kelly, Director of Learning and Visual Arts, Sandringham School, Arts Specialist College.
“Sarah proved to be tactful, calm, conscientious and reliable.” Rosemary Walker, Visitor Centre Administrator, The Henry Moore Foundation, Perry Green, Hertfordshire.
“Sarah is a very focused person who brings energy and commitment to the projects for which she is responsible.” Maggie Cashman, Training and Development Manager, Tate Britain, London.