Sarah McCloskey is a Western Australian visual artist & illustrator now based in Sydney.
Splitting her practice between producing intricate illustrations for exhibition and large-scale public murals, she aims to connect with her audience through portraiture and other familiar subjects. Her main focus in recent years has been on creating whimsical and engaging portraits of women, often interspersed with botanical motifs or layered and arranged in such a way as to blur the line between real and imagined.
Murals have played an increasingly large role in Sarah’s practice over the past few years, having been commissioned to paint walls extensively across WA and Australia. Bringing her work into the public sphere in this manner allows for a new kind of engagement and this is something that she continues to celebrate and explore.
Sarah has exhibited widely in exhibitions across Australia and overseas and is now working on a solo exhibition to be held in Sydney later this year.