Sarah Danes Jarrett


Sarah Danes Jarrett qualified in 1985 with a graphic design diploma then embarked on a graphic design career in Johannesburg, where she won 3 CLIOS. In 1998 she retired from design to became a mother and a few years later, faced her  first blank canvas.

Of the 400 works Sarah has created, almost half have sold to international buyers with works in private collections from Switzerland, Germany Ireland and England. Her work can be found in America, Sweden, Austria, the Middle East, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Sarah has completed roughly 50 commissions and upon frequent requests she has donated numerous works for charity auctions.

“My paintings try and tell the story of feminine vulnerability, tenderness and fragility. The style is paradoxically chaotic; the brazen and aggressive brush strokes use colours that bear no similarity to my skin; the shameless scale invades my space.

The translucency and reflection of skin, furrowed lips, curving necks, sweeping hair, soulful eyes; they are a visual body language narrating the story that I can’t vocalize.”