Bachelor of Fine Art, Christ Church, Oxford, 1994
Ph.D, University of Bristol, 1998

Undergraduate Teaching

Sarah is the Anatomy Course Tutor at the Ruskin School of Art, where she uses the subjects of human anatomy, drawing and contemporary art practice to teach imagination. At Christ Church she looks after the Fine Art students and also teaches drawing to students from across the university.

Research Interests & Publications

Sarah is a fine artist, writer, broadcaster and anatomist, whose work explores the relationship between science, history and art. The author of Anatomy for the Artist (2001), The Drawing Book (2005), Botany for the Artist (2010), and co-author of The New Sylva : a Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century (2014), she is dedicated to sharing and encouraging visual intelligence in others through her drawings, teaching and broadcasting worldwide. 


At home Sarah enjoys dry stone walling, for meditation and to repair or enhance old gardens. She is currently building a walled orchard. Scrambling in the mountains of North Wales is a favourite pleasure, especially if she can hunt for a good tree to draw.