Friday, December 02, 2016

The only English painter of 'Loving Vincent'

Sarah Wimperis is the only English painter on the painting team who have created Loving Vincent - the world's first fully-painted feature film which brings to life the paintings and subjects of Vincent van Gogh - and Vincent himself.

Some 100+ members of the team have been painting 62,450 frames in oil paint - in the style of Vincent Van Gogh - over the last six years

The makers of the film claim that if all the paintings were laid on the ground they'd cover an area the size of London AND Manhattan!

Sarah is based in Cornwall and works full time as a professional artist and illustrator. She is represented by the Beside the Wave Gallery in Falmouth.

She signed on for a job in Poland which sounded intriguing and unique and which she thought would take five weeks. In the end it turned out that she was involved for five months during 2016.

The BBC recently made a film about the process used to create the film and their correspondent went to meet Sarah in Gdansk where the film was made.  

The BBC finds Sarah Wimperis at work on a painting for Loving Vincent
This short video is very much recommended viewing - the process (as explained by sarah) is absolutely fascinating.


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