Sarah Beetson at Supergraph, Australia

Sarah Beetson had a fantastic showing at the Supergraph show in Carlton, Australia recently!  To see Sarah's updated illustration portfolio visit here.

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Sarah exhibited original artwork, giant limited edition screen prints, clothing, cushions, bags, badges and saucy playing cards!

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Sarah created live portraits of exhibition goers onsite (time slots rapidly sold out), as did five designs of her giant badges.  She says "The exhibition was my most successful since Pick Me Up at Somerset House, London, back in 2012.  I did A LOT of drawing that weekend! It was great fun painting everyone, as well as talking to visitors and receiving (stonkingly good!) feedback on my work!"

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Sarah always colorful, fun and unique illustrations for fashion, editorial, surface design and advertising.

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Sarah Beetson Explores the Darker Side of Fame

  As Oscar buzz mounts to a frenzy with the upcoming Academy Awards, we share with you this piognant body of work by Sarah Beetson based on the theme "Homage to Hollywood".  Beetson created a series of larger than life paintings (some of them over 5 1/2 feet square), for the group exhibition held at 19 Karen Contemporary Art Gallery in Australia.  Sarah's series, entitled The Lost Boys, explores the turbulent nature of child celebrity.

 

On her inspiration for the show, Beetson said, "I wanted to look at the darker more destructive side of fame. The seven subjects (Corey Haim, River Phoenix, Heath Ledger, Brad Renfro, Christopher Pettiet, Jonathan Brandis and Sage Stallone) were a generation of boys all born in the 1970s or early 80s, who all began acting in childhood and all died due to substance abuse or suicide in their 20s and 30's. I grew up watching them in Hollywood movies like, Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead, Stand By Me, License To Drive, The Never-ending Story II, Rocky V, Sleepers and 10 Things I Hate About You. ".

 

Photos courtesy of Mark Bermingham.  Below is Sarah and her 'Mad Hatter' friend Patrick having a blast at the show opening in front of two of her giant paintings.  (Everyone attending the show dressed up as their favorite Hollywood characters.)

Sarah Beetson 'The Lost Boys' opening

The child star Cory Haim, notably from the film, The Lost Boys, 1987.

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River Phoenix from the hit film Stand by Me, 1986.

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Sarah Beetson: Interview with Russell Brand

Sarah Beetson was illustrated a double page spread for UK Magazine Nuts', interview with the provocative Russell Brand.  Below is her sketch with type and the final art.  We think her 'out there' approach to the illustration is a perfect send-up for Mr. Brand! For a peek at the process below is Sarah's art at the rough stage.

Here is the final art.