About Sarah Kay

My story of becoming an artist definitely begins with the garden.- Highlands. I designed and created a garden from the 1 acre waste ground surrounding our house, which is on a challenging steep slope, with fantastic views. I started the same way as I would any piece of artwork and looked at the size, shapes and textures choosing certain colours of plant combinations to fit the layout. I had some previous experience growing and caring for plants, so knew which conditions suited which plant type.

Sea swimming in Shetland.

Sea swimming has become ever more popular during lockdown in many places including Shetland! Some choose to wear wetsuits (me!) and some not!  I have joined in as a result of fascination with photos appearing on Instagram from Alison Moore in the Orkney island @alisonisland, they are magical with gorgeous colours and sea life. Exactly [...]

By |2020-09-30T10:40:12+01:00September 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sea swimming in Shetland.

Let’s talk jewellery!

With unstoppable creative energy I have made a considerable collection of jewellery due to experimentation and getting a bit carried away! Not to bamboozal potential customers I have sorted my jewellery pieces into collections. With 2 main themes – Aurora Borealis and Sea inspired.  I have also put together matching sets today and found that [...]

By |2020-09-07T20:44:26+01:00September 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Let’s talk jewellery!

Shetland jewellery photo shoot.

Despite growing up and living in Shetland my whole life, I am still in awe at the beauty of our islands.  Especially places like Meal beach, Burra, which are really  special. It was very easy to pick a location for my photoshoot, to model my new jewellery collections- Meal beach!   It is also 10 [...]

By |2020-09-04T14:45:34+01:00September 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shetland jewellery photo shoot.

Strange times everyone says.

It is warm and very windy outside today, July is often a strange month of weather here in Shetland.  Today I should have had a group of visitors to my art studio and garden, for a tour. However this is not possible due to the risk of catching a troublesome virus. Our country came to [...]

By |2020-07-18T12:02:50+01:00July 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Strange times everyone says.

Instagram for Art

As an artist and creative business owner, promoting my work online and on social media is a key part of my business. And as a keen Instagram user, I was really excited to attend a workshop by writer and photographer Jessica Rose Williams, held recently in Lerwick. Jessica came to Shetland with Promote Shetland (you [...]

By |2019-02-27T12:20:04+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Instagram for Art

Donations of treasure!

  Living in a small community like Shetland has many benefits, as I’m sure many of you know. It is safe, there’s a great community spirit and people are usually very keen to help each other out - as I’ve been finding recently! I’ve been making art pieces using sea glass and other beach finds [...]

By |2019-01-01T01:57:18+00:00December 31st, 2018|Design|Comments Off on Donations of treasure!

Shetland scenes.

  Shetland is a huge inspiration to me, yet when I first began painting, almost three years ago now, I was keen to avoid the “typical” Shetland scenes: puffins, Shetland ponies, the lodberries. However I’ve recently had a change of heart - and following the popularity of my Shetland landscape paintings, I’ve decided to have [...]

By |2018-11-07T13:52:05+00:00November 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shetland scenes.

New work, New Stockist!

    As you might know, recently I’ve been working with resin, a new medium to me. I’m really enjoying using this, and am delighted to have taken some orders for my work.   A new stockist for 2018 is the  Scalloway Museum. Opened in its current location in 2012, the museum is fantastic and [...]

By |2018-10-05T14:10:42+01:00October 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New work, New Stockist!

Agricultural Show time – Shetland.

  Summertime in Shetland sees the local districts hosting their annual Agricultural shows.  Starting with The Voe show, followed by The Cunningsburgh show, then Whiteness/weisdale  host an indoors show of crafts, baking and veg/flowers.  These are good fun which attracts thousands of people. Vos show was for people who live in that district only to [...]

By |2018-08-14T13:21:37+01:00August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Agricultural Show time – Shetland.