Sara Huxley is a UK based artist and designer.
Over the last 30 years, Huxley has worked as an artist and also had a career in teaching. She has exhibited at Galleries in the U.K. and Sweden and has shown at Art in Action, Oxford and the Affordable Art Fairs, London and sold through galleries nationally.
Huxley graduated from Birmingham Polytechnic in 1986 with a BA (hons) in Fashion and Textiles and gained a PGCE from Manchester Polytechnic in 1989. After a teaching career as head of department at a college in Birmingham, an examiner for Edexcel exam board and most recently an Art teacher at the prestigious King Edward VI High School for Girls in Edgbaston, she became a full time professional artist in 2021.
"My work is primarily concerned with colour and texture. I produce paintings and collages, often large scale and predominantly in mixed media which I enjoy experimenting with, building up layers then taking most of them out again. Sometimes a painting will undergo many layers before finally emerging as the piece I am happy with. Often this build up of layers adds textures and hints of other times and places which add to the overall feeling of the painting.
Recent work has explored the themes of Food and Dining. I'm interested in the shapes and patterns that the receptacles provide and the colours and textures of the food and drink, the different angles of the ellipses representing the movement of time.
My collages based on the above theme are created by ripping and cutting painted newspaper. I want the pieces to have a clean minimalist feel. I'm interested in stripping the subject back to it's most basic elements, the negative spaces being as important as the positive."