After completing school and a Fine Art degree in her home town of Pietermaritzburg in South Africa, Sarah Fynn moved to Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) where she taught art to high school boys for several years before marrying Kerry Fynn, a pilot ranger in National Parks.
They lived in wild and beautiful places and, over the next 11 years, Sarah produced four daughters and untold numbers of drawings and paintings of her children, the landscape, wild animals and birds. During these years, she developed a deep and lasting fascination for the landscape and its moods, colours, textures and patterns, and for the creatures that live in it.
After Sarah’s husband died in a helicopter accident, painting became her livelihood as well as her passion. For 12 years she taught drawing, painting, sculpture and art history at a high school in Johannesburg, an intense and rewarding experience. She then remarried and went to live in Abu Dhabi where the desert offered landscape that was addictively rich and varied, and watercolour seemed to be the medium that best suited the immediacy of light changes over sweeping spaces. While in the Gulf, Sarah had several solo exhibitions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and taught painting to groups of adults from many different countries.
Now, back in Zimbabwe, Sarah still teaches and paints. The landscape there offers an artist never-ending stimulus: rivers, gorges, skies, kopjies and stretching spaces that change dramatically with the light and the seasons. Over the last few years she has had 3 solo exhibitions and has been part of regular group exhibitions.