Its about time I updated the ‘About Me’ page as a lot has happened since I started up Sarah Gee Fine Art in November 2014. As a lot of you already know I am a self taught wildlife pencil artist. I started off concentrating on British Wildlife but steadily making my way through the animal kingdom with my range of pencil drawn wildlife characters. It all started with the ever popular Frank the Mouse dated 2012 and my most recent drawing being Kioko the lion based on a photograph I took in the Masai Mara in 2015.
I have neglected the business a little over the past year and a half – after what was a bit of an ‘annus horribilis’ beginning with some very stressful personal things, a family tragedy and myself and my husband ending up sofa surfing due to the purchase of a house falling through and being let down several times whilst I was pregnant with our first baby. Skipping over the bad stuff and fast forwarding to June 1st 2018 when our baby boy Oliver was born after we finally bought our first family home.
I work from my new home in Durham, where I live with my husband, Anthony, our gorgeous boy Oliver and mad cocker spaniel Poppy. I also occasionally take part in local art markets, you will find me this year at the First Friday Steamer (Newcastle Central Station) on the first Friday of most months as well as the Art Market inside Newcastle’s Grainger Market on the 4th Saturday of the month.
A lot of my wildlife inspiration comes from the countryside around our home in the North East of England. Once an original drawing is finished it can then be transformed into a whole host of gift ware including fine art prints, mugs & coasters, tote bags, cushions and greetings cards. The ranges will continue to grow and develop over time with an abundance of wild flora and fauna to take inspiration from.
Sarah Gee Fine Art is now a proud supporter of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust meaning sales will now help to protect and conserve wildlife in Kenya and help protect endangered species worldwide. The printed wildlife greetings cards are not only 100% recycled but also contributing to a Carbon Capture Scheme so the more purchased the more native woodland is planted in and around the UK.