Sarah Spendlove

Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator, Project Coordinator

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Sarah has been working in illustration, character design and bespoke family and pet portraiture for 10 years. She also works in 3D, sculpting and needle felt and has a 1st Class Degree in BA Hons Animation, specialising in fabrication, automata and animatronics. Sarah is the co-founder of Happy Space Sloth in collaboration with fellow artist Charles Gershom. ​She also coordinates the Arts Council Wales funded Portffolio project at MOSTYN Gallery for creative kids aged 14-18.

FOLLOW Sarah's work online!

2D Artwork

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Children's Illustrations

Sarah specialises in character designs with curious narratives. Her stories involve adventure and discovery, where curious expressions abound!

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Pet Portraits

One of Sarah's most popular commission pieces are pet portraits. She has painted dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, hamsters & parrots! 

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Family Portraits

Whether its a family reunion or a new addition, Sarah has painted every combination under the sun. Backgrounds have included homes, parks, cars and beaches.

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Cute Chibi's 

One of Sarah's favourite styles, the Chibi aesthetic is a large head on a little body. She often draws small chibi portraits of people and pets at events.

3D Artwork

Half & Half Skulls

Using ethically sourced skulls, these animals are partially brought back to life with clay, paint and delicate details.

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Animatronic Puppets

Full of wires and motors, these felt puppets come to life! These characters blink, move their heads and flicking their tails! 

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Beasties & Critters

Mini sculpts made using Clay, Needle Felt and 3D Printing.
They all have beady eyes along with their own unique features.

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Sarah's Workshops

Mixed Media One-to-One and Group Workshops

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Clay Puppet Animation

Learn the basics of stop-motion animation and make your own short film. Design and make your own clay puppet that can squash and stretch. Sarah will run through the principles of motion, which you can test out using your new character. Then animate your own sequence of action, drama and suspense! ​*All Ages*

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Drawing and Illustration

Create your own characters from fantasy and reality. Sarah will teach you how to use simple shapes and lines to create proportion, perspective and a range of poses. Using these drawing principles, you'll learn how to make your drawings look dynamic, action-packed and popping out of the paper!
*All Ages*

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Armature Puppet Making

Learn how to make your own posable armature for use in a stop-motion animation. From skeletal structure to skin and clothes, build up layers of bendy silicone latex foam to reveal your own unique character. This workshop covers basic builds using easily accessible materials so you can try it out at home. *Ages 16+*

Get in touch

If you have any queries send Sarah a message!

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