Sarah Waghorn is a painter who likes to explore bushland, gardens and interiors.

The thread which ties them together is highlighted by the strong Australian daylight bathing the scene in a burst of colour and form. Her main medium is oil paint, though preliminary sketches are made in gouache or graphite.

Inspiration for her landscapes comes from the native plants and trees witnessed on walks around local and coastal bushland. It is the intimacy of the forms of flowers and leaves that draws her in rather than the expanse of a grand vista. Often large-scale forms are the key to the dynamism of her paintings and the expressive mark-making in her brushstrokes which add to their movement.

Inspiration for her interiors comes from her background growing up in Europe and being exposed to historical period architecture and intricate colour-filled rooms. She is inspired by classical features and old world charm. She loves to spend time fossicking in antique shops where artefacts speak volumes of past lives. She is also interested in the personalities of rooms created by those who reflect their taste upon those living spaces.

She has been a finalist in The Muswellbrook, Calleen, Waverley, Hawkesbury, Lethbridge Landscape and National Capital Art prizes, and shown in a number of group shows in regional NSW and Melbourne.

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‘Take me to a place I Cannot Go’ (solo)  Grainger Gallery, Canberra ACT

Floriade Floral (group) Grainger Gallery ACT

The Affordable Art Fair SYDNEY - Greenbridge Gallery


'Summer Show' (group) Twentytwentysix Gallery, Sydney NSW

'Harlequin'  (group) Grainger Gallery, Canberra ACT

'Interconnected' (group) New England Regional Art Museum NSW

The Affordable Art Fair SYDNEY- Greenbridge Gallery


Look Up (solo) Grainger Gallery, Canberra ACT

In The Frame (group) Sydney Road Gallery, Sydney NSW


This Is Now (group) Grainger Gallery, Canberra ACT

The Vintage Collector (solo) Michael Reid, Murrurundi NSW

Passions and Places (group) BeBrave Artspace, Avalon NSW

A Timeless Moment (group) The Moree Gallery, NSW


Spring Floral Collection KAB Gallery, Terrigal NSW

Studio Direct Group (group) Michael Reid, Murrurundi NSW


Blossom and Bloom (group) Ladder Artspace, Kew Melbourne VIC

Contempo Kab (solo) KAB Gallery Terrigal NSW

The Elements (group) 220 Creative Space, Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW

The Other Art Fair SYDNEY

Long Hot Summer (group) BeBrave Artspace, Avalon NSW


Charity Fundraiser MPN (group) Curated by Amber Creswell  Bell

Garden Secrets (duo) Help Street, Chatswood



Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence 
Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah NSW

FINALIST (Open Category) National Capital Art Prize Canberra ACT

FINALIST (Sustainable Category) National Capital Art Prize Canberra ACT

FINALIST Lethbridge Landscape Prize Brisbane QLD


FINALIST National Capital Art Prize  Canberra ACT

FINALIST Muswellbrook Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW


FINALIST Calleen Art Award, Cowra Regional Art Gallery NSW

FINALIST Waverley Art Prize, Sydney NSW

FINALIST Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize Brisbane QLD


FINALIST Hawkesbury Art Prize  Purple Noon Gallery NSW

FINALIST Little Things Art Prize, St Cloche Gallery Sydney NSW

FINALIST  Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize Brisbane QLD


FINALIST  Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize Brisbane QLD


FINALIST  Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize Brisbane QLD


FINALIST Warringah Art Prize Sydney NSW



BA (Hons) Graphic Design Bristol  UWE, UK


Diploma in Photography, Sydney, Australia


All paintings © Sarah Waghorn
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