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Expressions by Sarah G端sten-Marr 10th September - 14th September

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Introduction by Theresa Roberts When Sarah G端sten-Marr asked me to curate this exhibition I was delighted to be able to say yes. Sarah is one of those rare individuals who radiate happiness, humanity and sheer goodness from the first moment you meet them and it has truly been a pleasure to work with her on this show. Sarah is a hugely cultured and energetic individual who "expresses" herself via multiple art forms including music and design. Painting is, however, Sarah's great love and is the focus of this show. Sarah's paintings encompass a variety of styles and subject matter but her personality comes through in each piece, be it abstract, portrait or a study of the architecture in her beloved Yorkshire. Colour and variety dominate the pieces in a way that reflects Sarah for all who know her. I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together and that it gives you a small insight into a very special person. Theresa Roberts.

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Sarah was born in Liberia, West Africa, in 1970. An orphan baby she was adopted by German parents and brought up together with her two older sisters in West Africa, Germany, USA, and Italy. The family educated all three girls to become citizens of the world. Sarah is fluent in three languages. After her school years in Washington D.C. and Rome, Sarah studied at the Academia di Moda, Rome and at the Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma. She then went on to Winchester School of Art in Great Britain and graduated from the American College of the Applied Arts in London. Sarah has travelled extensively all her life including a 6 month stay on an Aboriginal reservation where she made friends with the Aboriginal families and their children and studied their art as well as sharing their lives. This period has had a profound effect on Sarah’s art. Five years ago Sarah returned to the UK from Boston, Massachusetts, USA where she had her art studio at the North Shore and is currently living on a smallholding in the Vale of York, North Yorkshire with her two children. She has her art studio and gallery on her farm at the foot of the Howardian Hills.

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Margaret Sentamu The moment Sarah Gßsten-Marr walked into our lives seven years ago when we arrived in Yorkshire we knew we had met a kindred spirit. Here is a woman full of life, hope and above all generosity of spirit in all that she does and these qualities have not been deemed by life’s challenges and setbacks. Sarah is gifted in so many ways and is using those gifts to give life to others in all that she does. Her passion for those in need the world over but especially on the African sub-continent comes through all that she does. Her multicultural antenna is well and truly honed as is her desire for all to be one, irrespective of skin colour or social background. I hope you will enjoy her artwork as much as I have and come to appreciate the human endeavour of one spirit reaching out to another in love. Margaret Sentamu Bishopthorpe Palace North Yorkshire

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Village 80x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Flowers 80x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Larder 92x122 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Bold Lines 92x12 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Demure 100x80 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Species 100x80 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Windows 80x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Morocco 100x80 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Babylon 80x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Air 100x80 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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The Girl 100x80 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Oasis 80x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Stain glass window | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Colour 92x122 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Mediterranean 92x122 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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North Shore 92x122 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Caribbean 92x122 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Mirage 100x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Earth 100x100 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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7 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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2 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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3 61x61 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Sunset 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Vase 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Vessel 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Rose garden 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Minamilst 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Sphere 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Planet 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Blue Moon 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Mother and Child | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Child's Play | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Love | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Sunday Market 91x61 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Tunisia 2 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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Tunisia 1 60x60 | Medium Acrylic on Canvas

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