Sarah Stokes is moved to paint by nature, particularly the animal kingdom, and her images of livestock, birds of prey and wildlife are building her an enviable reputation in the UK and beyond. For as long as she can remember, Sarah has felt the need to draw, paint and create, so has never lacked motivation or inspiration. Creativity for her is synonymous with peace and relaxation. She is generally drawn to a subject by way of its quirkiness, colour or beauty, or by a combination of all three. Although she does all of her painting in her studio, Sarah does carry out life studies of animals around the Cotswolds, Shropshire and Wales. If she thinks that she can bring an animal to life with her paints, then she is determined to do so.