Explore the Shetland shore!

November 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Explore the Shetland shore!

When you walk along the shore line, your never sure what you are going to find! Perhaps nothing different or maybe the most beautiful nugget of worn sea glass you have ever seen! Or a [...]

Sea swimming in Shetland.

September 30th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Let’s talk jewellery!

September 7th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Shetland jewellery photo shoot.

September 4th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • beach gift.

Strange times everyone says.

July 18th, 2020|Comments Off on 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 [...]

What resin do I use!

July 5th, 2019|Comments Off on What resin do I use!

Having spent the last 3 years dabbling in resin I have tried many kinds. There is a huge variety of resins which is a bit confusing.  I often get asked what resin do I use! [...]

  • alcohol ink painting

Instagram for Art

February 27th, 2019|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Donations of treasure!

December 31st, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Shetland scenes.

November 7th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

  • Ornamental beach cone

New work, New Stockist!

October 5th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Agricultural Show time – Shetland.

August 14th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Wool Week Buttons, handmade unique range of buttons designed and made by Sarah Kay. Shetland artist.

June 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Wool Week Buttons, handmade unique range of buttons designed and made by Sarah Kay. Shetland artist.

Shetland Wool Week visitors!   As Shetland wool week continues to grow and having bookings for our accommodation for September for 2019! I thought I should try and think up something of interest for them [...]

  • Beach inspired gift.

Resin Artwork.

May 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Resin Artwork.

  I have discovered a new medium – resin! Resin is is a clear plastic which can be mistaken for glass, it is so shiny and transparent. It can be moulded into anything. Really, imagination [...]

Shetland landscape painting

April 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Shetland landscape painting

As a break form painting by myself, I am currently enjoying attending a painting evening class, with the lovely artist - Heathter Wilson. The theme for the 8 week course is landscapes and we have [...]

Aurora Borealis

March 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Aurora Borealis

  Having lived in Shetland all of my life I am guilty of taking our spectacular skies for granted (and often making little effort to bother to look!) It is only when the most fantastic [...]

Shetland inspiration: from brochs to castles

February 16th, 2018|Comments Off on Shetland inspiration: from brochs to castles

Shetland inspiration: from brochs to castles I feel incredibly lucky that my home - the place I grew up in and have chosen to live - also serves as the source of most of my [...]

Shetland’s treasure: brochs

January 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Shetland’s treasure: brochs

Shetland’s treasure: brochs Shetland is the theme for all my artwork: I was born and raised here, and have lived here all my life,  so I know it very well. But I’ve been thinking about [...]

  • Exhibiting art

Happy New Year from Shetland

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Happy New Year from Shetland

2018 has started off quickly for me, with the first exhibition up! I have space in Islesburgh Community Centre in Lerwick, Shetland for the month of January. This is a great space a the entrance [...]

1000 Facebook likes!

November 25th, 2017|Comments Off on 1000 Facebook likes!

    I was so delighted to see that the Sarah Kay Arts Facebook page recently reached 1,000 likes!   I really enjoy sharing my work with interested viewers, and it’s a great way to [...]

Craft fair weekend!

November 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Craft fair weekend!

  It’s been busy few weeks preparing for Shetland’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, which is this weekend! The craft fair is a hugely popular event in Shetland - it attracted over 4,000 visitors last year. [...]

Art in Orkney!

November 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Art in Orkney!

New outlets for my art: Orkney   There have been some exciting developments going on lately, which I’m excited to share with you! Sarah Kay Arts has expanded into two outlets in Orkney.   Both [...]

Grotie Buckies!

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Grotie Buckies!

  I’m always working on new designs and looking to nature for inspiration, and my latest design uses cowrie shells.   I’ve used small box frames (12.5cm square) to house a painted acrylic landscape, finished [...]

Open Studio & Garden

September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Open Studio & Garden

Art and garden tourism -    Shetland enjoys a large number of tourists who come to explore the islands each year. Some notice my artwork around shops and visitor centres and assume I have an [...]

Recycled garden path.

September 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Recycled garden path.

Garden Path into Art   Recently I decided to renew the path through my garden. It is open to the public, and on a steep slope, so updating the path and making it easier for [...]