past:

After spending my late teens and early 20's working in random office jobs I decided to go back to university to study Fine Art; it didn't quite go according to plan and I changed my mind and decided to do photography instead, opting for the Photomedia degree at Croydon College - in hindsight a great choice as the staff and facilities were brilliant and I made some really good mates who I still hang around with today - after getting a First and being very chuffed I got a job at Walker Books; making mock ups of children's novelty books was one very enjoyable aspect! I was there for just over 4 years and left at Christmas 2008.

Since college I have continued to do photography in my own time and have tried to organise or participate in at least one exhibition a year (see exhibitions page). More recently I have begun working on photogram cards and large scale prints to sell at local craft fairs and exhibitions; this work goes under the name of The White Lighthouse for which I have also set up a website. (Link)

Last September I flew to Tanzania to travel and volunteer at an orphanage on the slopes of Kilimanjaro; whilst there I took lots of photos!

present:

I have recently spruced up the Sarah Hawkins website; changing the format slightly and opting for more muted colours.

After a busy Christmas of craft fairs and weddings I am now working part time whilst trying to practice my painting and raise funds for the orphanage I volunteered at last year in Tanzania. I took lots of photos so am currently sifting through them with the aim of doing an exhibition sometime this year.

future:

Aside from travelling abroad again this year I would like to hold an exhibition of photos from my trip to Africa and raise funds for the orphanage, through organising some events.

Im also planning to return to Lindyhop dancing (great excercise and great fun) after being a bit intermittent for a few years - i'd like to produce some work which involves the dance so watch this space.

So that's about it, hope you like the website - if you want to get in touch about a piece of work you like, or a commission or anything else really then just email me.
Cheers!

Sarah

 

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