Sara Langdon is an Auckland based contemporary landscape artist who draws inspiration from the mountainous and volcanic forms around her.
With a history in photography and teaching both art history and visual art, and having spent four years based in London exploring Europe’s rich artistic history, Sara returned to Auckland and was immediately drawn to painting her surroundings, translating her experiences into her current practice.
“… the detours I took along the way have all played a role in returning me to my love of the landscape”.
Through her meticulously rendered landscapes, Sara invites the viewer to engage with the setting as a whole, framing each mountain, each subject almost as if it were a portrait, or the protagonist in a novel.
Inspired by the green terraces and craters changing in the light, the views of the dormant volcanic forms differing from one location in the city to the next are all aspects of the landscape that drive Sara’s work. A graceful dance of shadow and light.
“My work is not just a replication of the landscape, but a response to the beauty I see there”.
Working primarily in acrylic on board, canvas and paper, Sara’s work can be found in private collections throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Sara has been represented by Parnell Gallery since 2013.