We have purchased five gorgeous Sarah Thomas original art pieces for our Noosa holiday unit. Many of our holiday tenants ask about them and we recommend Sarah and her professional approach wholeheartedly. Our initial purchase was from the website, however we have since requested some commissioned pieces. The whole process was an easy one, from initial discussion right through to completion of the artwork. We only wish we could spend every day admiring them… hopefully that day will come soon!
The Sculpher family, Brisbane
We wanted an artwork to remind us of home and on a brief visit back to Australia we had an initial discussion with Sarah in her beautiful Noosa studio. This then led to emails backwards and forwards with ideas and sketches when we returned to England. In the end, it was all so easy. Once the paint started going on the canvas we received regular email pictures of the work in progress which was so exciting. Once finished, Sarah took the 150 x 120cm stretched canvas off the frame, rolled it and packed it into a postal tube for the journey overseas. It was cost-efficient and easy. The canvas was delivered to our door safe and sound and then we took it to a local artist to have it re-stretched. Even he commented on the quality of the paints and workmanship. Now we have a unique piece that is a great talking point when we have guests!
Rebecca and David, UK
To coincide with the introduction of Year 7 to secondary school, Sarah was commissioned to create a depiction of St Teresa, the patron saint of our College to be placed in the new Year 7 area. Like her artwork at St Thomas More Primary School the result is a very special piece of art, loved and admired by students and staff. From the onset, it was a very rewarding process, beginning with the first sketch and culminating in the remarkable painting taking pride of place at our College. Sarah's attention to detail is impeccable. Her craftsmanship, use of vibrant colours and interesting textures brings St Teresa alive in a very modern composition. I enjoyed immensely working with Sarah on this project and would highly recommend her.
Kaylene, Assistant to the Principal, St Teresa’s Catholic College, Noosa
My wife and I are proud owners of a Sarah Thomas commissioned painting. This was my first commissioned artwork and the experience was nothing short of extraordinary. The fact that we lived in Sydney posed no problem. I was able to email photos of the intended position in the house and the décor which helped Sarah understand what we had in mind. Sarah’s website was an excellent resource to collect ideas of what was possible. Every step of the way I was encouraged to have as much input into the design, characters and colouring as I wished, concluding with personally naming the artwork. As “Amore Eternal” was an anniversary present for my wife, we now have a wonderfully symbolic painting in our home which our family will cherish forever. Thank you again Sarah!
My sister and I were planning a holiday to Noosa with our families. We had heard about Sarah and her art and made an appointment to see her in her Sunshine Beach studio. She made us feel very welcome and over a cup of coffee in her sunny studio we looked at her current work and her portfolio of past works and couldn’t resist walking away without ordering our own original works. I loved the fact that when I got home to Melbourne I was able to work with Sarah via email to create a work that not only complemented my décor but reflected my family. It wasn’t long before I contacted her again to commission a second piece!
We are now the proud owners of two Sarah Thomas commissions and are absolutely thrilled with our works. Sarah made the whole commission process so easy. She really listened to our vision for the works and interpreted our ideas into a few sketches and we tweaked them until we were happy before she started on the canvas. From here we worked together with Sarah until we felt the artwork was just right for us. Sarah incorporated our preferred colour scheme in such a beautiful way that our artworks are truly stunning and totally capture the emotions that were the catalyst for them. We are already planning our next one!
I commissioned Sarah to do a family painting as a surprise for my wife's Birthday, as we had some years earlier bought her work from a gallery whilst traveling in Australia and absolutely adored her style. We live in Hampshire, England and I wanted the painting to reflect our home there, so not strictly Sarah's normal backdrop. Sarah was amazing when I contacted her and straight away she 'got' my ideas and her first drafts were spot on. The whole process was a pleasure and Sarah was a delight to work with over many 'chatty' emails. Plus the big bonus was that my wife was thrilled with it and everyone we have had over comments on how amazing it looks!
I loved receiving your updates on the painting’s progress and I simply love it! Thank you, thank you and how exciting! Once again this has been a wonderful creative process and you were so speedy! This piece has just flowed together so beautifully and is a magical composition all on its own. It was so easy! Thank you!!! I’ve already shown it to some friends and one wants to talk art commissions so watch this space…!
Saffron Interiors, Brisbane
Our beautiful Frangipani Bather has arrived and she is already hanging on the wall. She is just perfect and has received many compliments from our friends and guests. I could not have asked for a better piece of art for our freshly renovated home. The colours look fantastic together and it is almost like the house was designed around her. Thank you, you have done an amazing job!
LOVE IT!!! Thank you so much for all the little details and your patience. Thank you also for your offer to deliver it to our Noosa beach house. We are all so happy with it! And yes, we would love to give it a title that means something to us. Many thanks for your time and effort. We are absolutely thrilled with the result.
Sarah, I am sitting here emailing you and adoring our painting!! We so love it!! We decided to hang it in our open plan dining/lounge area and whenever we have had friends and family over everyone has commented on how well you have painted, symbolising us. We love showing it off!
It has arrived! WOW!!!! Simply stunning Sarah! I am waiting here to share it with hubby when he gets home from work however three thumbs up from kids - they each think they look fantastic!! Thank you again for everything Sarah - the whole process has been so enjoyable! I promise to send some pictures once the painting is hanging in its new home!
I just love Sarah’s work! She captured my family so beautifully and cleverly with an awesome and familiar background. Everything is very relevant and meaningful to us. Thank you so much Sarah.
We have now commissioned two paintings from Sarah Thomas and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They are my favourite pieces in the house and Sarah’s style is so bright and cheerful, it really lifts the room. We loved the process of working with Sarah - not only did we get progress updates emailed to us along the way, but we got to influence the specifics and colours as we went. I’d highly recommend Sarah to anyone!
Louisa Dahl, Brisbane
Fantastic Sarah! We all love what you captured for us.. such a treat to enjoy!! Gosh we have waited so long to have one of your pieces and it has been an absolute pleasure working with you, extraordinary experience for us all at this end. Thanks so much for your patience and getting us over the line. Hope to see you out and about for coffee at Sunshine Beach when we are over next.
Brenda, New Zealand
“Life is a gift and what joy and beauty there is in life. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of this. Every time I stand before a canvas I have a simple quest – to create a thing of beauty, something fun, warm and happy to make the viewer smile. That is what art should be about… spread the joy!”
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