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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art commission.

August 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Art commission.

My first commission I recently had the pleasure of receiving my first commision for a piece of art. I’ve always felt a bit unsure of accepting commissions, but in this instance I’ve taken on the [...]

Seaglass Collecting.

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Seaglass Collecting.

The lure of seaglass   A big part of my artwork relies on the seaglass I find around our shores. I collect it from the coastline of Shetland and Orkney, searching all over the isles [...]

New Farm Shop & Cafe, Shetland

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on New Farm Shop & Cafe, Shetland

Mackenzie’s Farm Shop   There’s an exciting new venture opening up in Shetland’s south mainland. As well as being a real asset to the local community Mackenzie’s Farm Shop will, I’m happy to say, be [...]

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland   It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer so far? Summer is traditionally a quiet time for [...]

Shetland Arts and Crafts Association

May 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Shetland Arts and Crafts Association

Shetland Arts & Crafts Association   As of April 2017, Sarah Kay Arts is now a full member of the Shetland Arts & Crafts Association!   To become a member, artwork must be submitted and [...]

Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

May 8th, 2017|Comments Off on Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing - Challister, Whalsay   My favourite hobby, if you hadn’t guessed already, is beachcombing.   This probably started when I was a child, at “the Bug”, the local name for the small beach just [...]