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Teenage artist from Stowmarket is star of exhibition

Talented King Edward VI School art student Sarah Cooper with some of her stunning work ANL-141205-141058009

Talented King Edward VI School art student Sarah Cooper with some of her stunning work ANL-141205-141058009

A talented teenager from Stowmarket has exhibited her incredible artwork for the very first time – selling four of her paintings on the first evening.

Sarah Cooper, 15, a student at King Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds, was the youngest to display at a recent exhibition at the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.

Sarah said she was delighted people liked her art.

“I wasn’t expecting to sell any of my paintings.

“I was there on the first night and thought how amazing all the other artists were.

“I am still a bit shocked by the appeal of my work.”

Sarah began painting around four years ago.

“When I first started off I got some giant canvasses and jumped right into it,” she said.

“My favourite artist is Leonardo Da Vinci – he is amazing.

“At school I also love science and biology so I’m quite interested in doing anatomical drawing or medical illustration in the future.”

One of her favourite paintings she has done is one of Margaret Thatcher.

She said: “One side of her face is light and the other has a lot of shadow on it – it represents how she is seen.

As part of the school’s KES Enrichment Award Sarah is looking to organise an exhibition at the school to showcase work by other students and the outside community.

The exhibition is being planned for July.

Deputy headteacher Rob Walden said Sarah’s artistic talent would take her far.

He said: “Our role is to support her to take her art as far as she can. It is wonderful to see her flourish. She is very good at art now and is really keen to grow her creativity.”

 

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