British Artist Sarah Graham Gives Shoutout to Year 8 Budding Artists

Posted: 17th February 2022

Forres Sandle Manor Year 8 Art students recently received a shoutout from highly respected British photorealistic painter Sarah Graham.

In 2012, Sarah was commissioned by the British band Kaiser Chiefs to paint the album cover of their singles collection ‘Souvenir’, which was released worldwide. Her work is also owned by Standard Chartered Bank, which commissioned several pieces by Sarah, including a self-portrait, for their vast global collection of contemporary portraits. Sarah’s work is studied in schools throughout the UK and abroad, and in 2015, she even featured on the GCSE art exam paper.

In February 2022, Sarah appears as a guest judge on the CBBC show ‘Britain’s Best Young Artist’. She was thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring show for young artists.

Inspired by her work, Year 8 pupils are preparing realistic paintings based on sweets, cupcakes and Lego on canvas!

Sarah is looking forward to seeing their completed works and hopes to run a Q and A session with the children in May. To see the video, click here.

Sarah’s Instagram is – @sarahgraham_art
Twitter – @sarahgraham_art
Website –

About Forres Sandle Manor School

An outstanding pre-prep and prep school at the edge of the New Forest, which sits on the borders of Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset.
FSM is full of happy and purposeful children who are clearly inspired by a dedicated team of staff sharing a wonderful sense of community. We welcome day children from ages 2 to 13 (2 – 16 from 2024) and boarders from the age of 8. Our beautiful grounds on the edge of the New Forest provide us with many opportunities to enhance our academic curriculum and develop our sense of community. The school is near the town of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, easily accessible from Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton.

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