A Sea View charts the artist’s first encounter with a new and beguiling subject, and follows her progress as she explores the coast near her studio in Padstow, from initial sketchbook drawings and working notes, through oil sketches and studies, to the finished work.
The prominent art historian and critic Andrew Lambirth discusses the latest work by Sarah Adams in the context of her early influences and past practice, and the book concludes with a conversation between author and artist on Adams’ methods and technique.
‘The whole process is a visual one of intense subtlety, and not easily reduced to words. But somehow, by the choice of what she depicts and the way she paints it, Adams inspires us to look anew at our world and reconsider our place within it’. Andrew Lambirth
A Sea View will be published by Halstar in April 2013, at a retail price of £39.99. It will be a large format (260 x 270 mm) hardback book of 144 pages, with 157 colour plates and 12 b&w photographs.