Sara J Beazley
Sara J. Beazley is a London-based printmaker whose refined style has garnered international attention. Marrying old with new, she employs traditional printing techniques such as etching, drypoint, embossing and silkscreen printing to produce contemporary and original images. Her works capture a delicacy and subtle beauty of line, pattern and palette. Juxtaposing architectural drawings or photographs with fine patterned fabrics and elements of the figure, Beazley’s work is graceful and sensitive. The carefully composed layers of ink amalgamate to produce remarkably sophisticated images, close inspection reveals many “ghost like” images and tracings. Adopting motifs from vintage postcards, calligraphy and postage stamps found in antique markets in Asia and Europe, Beazley recaptures a historical setting with a contemporary sensibility.
She has exhibited in Hong Kong, New York, Miami, Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and London. Embracing the flexibility of printmaking, Beazley has secured high profile commissions and collaborations with Shanghai Tang, Selfridges, Liberty of London, the Pedder Group, the Harilela Hotel Group, Japanese fashion label FurFur, and Coco Ribbon. She has won the London Print Studio Award for Large Blue Bag, exhibited at the National Mall Galleries, 2002 and the Daler-Rowney Award of Excellence in 2004, and has been a visiting lecturer in the Printmaking Department of London Metropolitan University.