sara hayward ma(rca)

Welcome to my blog. I am painter, printmaker, illustrator and am passionate about drawing, life drawing in particular.

I switch from one project to another mixing media and enjoying the challenge of an ongoing multi disciplinary approach.

I upload images from my sketch book creating a visual blog as well as written blog. Most of the images are life drawing studies from my sketchbook;  double click on any image and you’ll see a larger version of the drawing and be able to read the text. In the early part of the blog I attempted to write haiku poetry; this short direct medium suited me as I took  the subject matter from small daily occurences.

Further examples of my work can be seen on our website:

Sara Hayward MA(RCA) studied fine art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, and printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London. Since leaving London in 1988 she has lived in Worcester with her artist husband Paul Powis where they each have a studio. Sara has had work published in art books, open edition prints, limited edition prints and has had over 50 exhibitions of her work including exhibitions in Italy, USA, and Finland. Her work is characterised by its heightened colour, and mark making. Subject matter includes seascapes, landscapes, literary portaits and still life. Further examples of Sara’s work can be seen on the Bridgeman Art Library. Sara was recently artist in residence at Worcester Porcelain Museum (funded by the Leverhulme Trust) and six of her etchings produced in the museum – pairs of jugs with dramatic lighting known as “The Worcester Etchings” – now form part of their permanent collection. Sara has lectured in numerous art colleges and currently teaches life drawing, fine art  and illustration in Worcester. View further examples of Sara’s work on the website she shares with her artist husband, Paul Powis: The copyright of all images and words displayed on this blog belongs to the artist.


19 Responses to “sara hayward ma(rca)”

  1. Megan Lowmaster Says:

    I am writing a biography on you. I was wondering if you could tell m where you were born and
    a quote that you might like to add to the biography. I need it asap, the article is due in three days.

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Hi Megan,
      Sounds interesting. I’d love to see the biography when it’s finishedand know what it’s for. I was born in Barnt Green, Worcestershire. I can’t think of a quote right now but will give it some thought! Look forward to hearng from you. Sara Hayward

      • Megan Lowmaster Says:

        I will find out where the biography is being posted. I am trying to use most of the info for it from your blog and your artist site. That was I know it is credible, I do not believe everything that I read on the internet. Thank you for the info!

        • Sara Hayward Says:

          “Draw every day. Write something every day. Nothing is wasted.”

  2. Luba Pavlova Says:

    Dear Sarah, thank you for your affirmation: “keep drawing”.
    I had time to spare at Pertemps (job centre) while waiting to be seen by officials today. I had a pencil, rubber and sketch book. As result, during my appointment we had laugh and jokes with job advisers. One of them admitted that he thought that I was an official making references about place. Immagine their relief when they saw themselves being captured on paper. They had their copies and lots of fun afterwards. Many thanks, Sarah for all your teachings. Luba P.

  3. Carrie Wachsmann Says:

    I had a delightful visit to your blog. Thank you for sharing your work and knowledge with us.

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Thanks Carrie. It’s really good to hear positive comments and know that peope are finding the blog useful.

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Do you have a blog? I just tried to click on your name to see yours and nothing happened. Would love to see it if you have one.

  4. eclectnik Says:

    drawing on science

    human views on body text

    gestalt with meanings

  5. deanmelbourne Says:

    Hi Sarah , congrats on your work! I really must get over to worcester more. Maybe we could grab a coffee and talk life drawing philosophies?

    Just wanted to let you know that I couldnt access your website. It may have been me but thought it might be useful to let you know!


    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Oh thanks for that Dean. Where are you based? Not too far away. Would be good to meet up! Will look into our website…Grrr! Good o be in contact.
      Bestw ishes,

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Do try again: I accessed it ok:

  6. deanmelbourne Says:

    not sure what happened but i managed it by googling you! I am am in Wordsley , Ised to teach at Stourbridge college and now I am at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on the education team. As well as running Melbourne & Son and being an artist lol

  7. Thomas Says:

    Hi Sara
    Do you need any Life Models as I live nearby and am very experienced?

    • Sara Hayward Says:

      Not at the moment; but will bear you in mind if I do. Thank you.

  8. Thomas Says:

    Hi Sara.
    I left a note on your website recently. I am an experienced model (with refs) living just north of Worcester. If you require a male model at any time you can contact me.

  9. Thomas Says:

    ok fine. Let me know if I am needed. Have lots of refs and am very experienced. If you can tutor a little in exchange for modelling so much the better, however not crucial.

  10. Lindsay Brown (@Linsylouise) Says:

    Hi Sara,
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your work. I wanted to ask if I might use your picture of Carol Ann Duffy in some resources I am preparing for my S4 (Scottish secondary school pupils) English class? I would like to put it onto a booklet which I will copy 30 times. I think it is an interesting image of her and will help learners to engage with the writing.

    Many thanks in anticipation…


    • Sara Hayward RCA (MA) Says:

      Yes, that would be fine. Thanks for asking, Lindsay.

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