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SARAH BENT

ABOUT

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BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Bent, originally from England has been living in Hong Kong for over 40 years. A self-taught artist, her first works were in acrylic and pastel. She the moved onto watercolour and has loved it ever since. Initially painting portraits of pets and people, she has recently moved onto still lifes and botanical-themed paintings inspired by the wonderful tropical flora and fauna of Asia. She starts her process by taking photographs and then moves onto watercolours. She has exhibited in England, America, Australia and many countries in Asia, including Hong Kong.

EXHIBITIONS

 

"Carnations & Chinese Bowl" juried into the International Guild of Realism Online Winter Salon Exhibition 2019.
"Carnations & Chinese Bowl" elected as a Meritorious Painting in the Richeson75 Still Life & Floral Exhibition.
"Fusion". Artists Abroad's 24th Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central Hong Kong.
"Petal & Pod", joint exhibition with Mark Isaac-Williams at H Studio Gallery, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 26th to 31st May 2018
​"Horizon", Artists Abroad's 23rd Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central Hong Kong.
Solo Exibition "Local Colour" at H Studio Gallery, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 14th-19th October 2017.
IWS "Colours of Summer" Exhibition, Guilin, China, 9th-12th June 2017
World Masters of Watercolor Exhibition, RCB Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 1st-30th October 2016 (showcased artist).
​First Hong Kong International Watercolour Society Exhibition, Hong Kong, 13th-16th October 2016.
IWS Exhibition, FabrianoInAcquarelle, Italy, 21-24 April 2016.
First Hong Kong International Watercolour Society Exhibition, Blink Gallery, Kwun Tong, Hong Kong.
International Watercolour Society Exhibition, AIFACS Gallery, New Delhi, India, 3-8 December 2016.
Clifton's Art Prize finalist, 2015.
"Rhythm". Artists Abroad's 21st Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong, 13-24 November 2015.
First Watercolour Asia Invitational Exhibition 2015 at the Ming Gallery of Art, Suzhou, China, 20th August 2015 to September 2015
"Blue Bowls" runner-up in Splash 17
"Blue Bowls II", Honourable Mention in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society Online Competition 2015
"Chilli Crowd" a prizewinner in the Jean Haines/Daniel Smith "Hot Reds" competition.
"Celebration", Artists Abroad's 20th Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Hong Kong, December 2014.
"Blue Bowls" awarded 3rd Prize in Collection Beaux Arts Realiste watercolour competion 2014
9th International Guild of Realism Exhibition 2014, Robert Lange Studios, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Artists for Conservation Annual Exhibition 2014, Grouse Mountain, Vancouver
"Viewpoint", Artists Abroad's 19th Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong, from 11th-20th November 2013
8th International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition at the Tempe Centre for the Arts, Arizona, USA
"Natura - Watercolours of Nature", exhibition at the Sai Kung Gallery, Sai Kung Hong Kong, from 4th-18th May 2013
"Journey", Artists Abroad's 18th Annual Exhibition, The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong, November 2012
"Fresh", joint exhibition at the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, 11th May 2012
"Reflections", The Zonta Club II of Hong Kong Charity Exhibition, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Hong Kong, 24th-30th April, 2012
"Flora", joint exhibition with Mark Isaac-Williams (www.markbotanicalart.weebly.com) at the Li Hall, St. John's Cathedral, Garden Road, Hong Kong, 13th-17th April, 2012
Artists Abroad 17th Annual Exhibition "Festival", The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong, September 2011
The Society for All Artists "Artist of the Year" Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington, London
"Tulips Facing East" and "Cupcake Pile-Up" Finalists in The Society for All Artists "Artist of the Year" Competition 2011
Featured "Portfolio International" artist in Practique Des Arts magazine, Spring 2011
Featured artist in Hues Bulletin for June/July 2011 (the magazine of the Australian Society of Realist Artists
Artists Abroad 16th Annual Exhibition, "Expression", The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong,  September 2010.
2010 Spring Rose Art Show, in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, Perth, Australia, August 2010.
Solo Exhibition, Victoria House, Barker Road, Hong Kong, in association with The Hong Kong University Museum Society, June 2010.
Solo Exhibition "A Tropical Garden", Ladies Recreation Club, Old Peak Road, Hong Kong, May 2010.
International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition 2010, at the J. Willott Gallery, Palm Springs, USA
The Zonta Club of Hong Kong II Charity Art Exhibition 2009, The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong
Artists Abroad Annual Exhibition 2009 "Splash!", The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong
"Gerbera Glory" Honorable Mention in Watercolor Artist Magazine "Watermedia" Annual Competition 2009
Society for All Artists "Artist of The Year 2009"Exhibition, Business Design Centre, Islington, London, UK
"Please Don't Make Me Cry" Still Life Finalist, Society for All Artists "Artist of The Year 2009" Competition
Artists Abroad Annual Exhibition 2008 "Natural High", The Rotunda, Central, Hong Kong
Artists Abroad Annual Exhibition 2007 "Living Colour", City Hall, Hong Kon