Contemporary artist Sara Pope is best known for her bold, seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from a successful career in the fashion industry as a shoe designer for brands such as Paul Smith, and also her work in magazines as a designer and art director, Sara aims to capture the sensuality and seductive power conveyed by the lips and mouth. Interested in questions of beauty, communication, and the notion of perfection, Sara uses the perspective of her commercial experience to explore these themes.

The starting point is a makeup brush and a lipstick. She paints the models’ lips, then, using tricks and techniques of makeup and lighting, she begins the process of creating the perfect lips. She asks the model, to express different emotions which she captures photographically. Using these shots as inspiration she begins the artwork. The painting process involves several layers of thin oil-diluted paint being overlaid, blending and smoothing the colours extensively at every stage, sometimes also mixing lipstick into the paint. Emulating the stylistic slickness of advertising, the result is glossy, perfect and irresistible.

Sara Pope’s works of art has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and art fairs across London and internationally, including Next Street Gallery, Paris, The Saatchi Gallery, London, The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts and SCOPE Miami. Sara Pope is the first British female artist in over 70 years to have a piece of work accepted into the Vatican collection.

Sara Pope in her London Studio
© Courtesy Sara Pope

Sara Pope in her London Studio
© Courtesy Sara Pope

Contemporary artist Sara Pope is best known for her bold, seductive paintings of voluptuous lips. Taking inspiration from a successful career in the fashion industry as a shoe designer for brands such as Paul Smith, and also her work in magazines as a designer and art director, Sara aims to capture the sensuality and seductive power conveyed by the lips and mouth. Interested in questions of beauty, communication, and the notion of perfection, Sara uses the perspective of her commercial experience to explore these themes.

The starting point is a makeup brush and a lipstick. She paints the models’ lips, then, using tricks and techniques of makeup and lighting, she begins the process of creating the perfect lips. She asks the model, to express different emotions which she captures photographically. Using these shots as inspiration she begins the artwork. The painting process involves several layers of thin oil-diluted paint being overlaid, blending and smoothing the colours extensively at every stage, sometimes also mixing lipstick into the paint. Emulating the stylistic slickness of advertising, the result is glossy, perfect and irresistible.

Sara Pope’s works of art has been shown in numerous solo exhibitions and art fairs across London and internationally, including Next Street Gallery, Paris, The Saatchi Gallery, London, The London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy of Arts and SCOPE Miami. Sara Pope is the first British female artist in over 70 years to have a piece of work accepted into the Vatican collection.

sara pope Works

Sara Pope loves working with multiple media and techniques, including screen prints, hand finished prints, giclee prints and unique pieces on wood or canvas.

Limited editions: limited edition works of art, signed and numbered by the artist and made with different techniques;
Unique pieces: unique works of art, made with mixed techniques on canvas or wood.

Sara Pope, Spoiler Alert, 2021

Sara Pope

Spoiler Alert, 2021

Mixed media on wood panel with neon light

100 cm diameter

Sara Pope, Aphrodite, 2019

Sara Pope

Aphrodite, 2019

Mixed media on wood panel

80 cm diameter

Sara Pope, Marlboro Red2, 2021

Sara Pope

Marlboro Red2, 2021

Mixed media on wood panel

119 x 128 cm

Sara Pope, Coco, 2021

Sara Pope

Coco, 2021

Mixed media on wood panel

120 cm diameter

Sara Pope, All About Eve, 2021

Sara Pope

All About Eve, 2021

Mixed media on wood panel

80 cm diameter

Sara Pope, Marlboro Red, 2021

Sara Pope

Marlboro Red, 2021

Mixed media on wood panel

97 x 132 cm

Sara Pope, Velvet Luxe, 2021

Sara Pope

Velvet Luxe, 2021

Oil on gesso covered circular wood panel

120 cm diameter

Sara Pope, Wildfire, 2022

Sara Pope

Wildfire, 2022

Silkscreen and UV silkscreen varnish on a lithographic basis

50 x 50 cm

Edition: 75 + 5 AP + 20 HPM

Sara Pope, Dealbreaker, 2021

Sara Pope

Dealbreaker, 2021

Oil on gesso covered circular wood panel with crystals

80 cm diameter

sara pope News

Sara Pope

We are pleased to publish, in collaboration with The Way Magazine, an interview with the famous English contemporary artist Sara Pope, known throughout the world for being able to convey, with her works of art, the intense emotions of the human being starting from the representation of a single small part of the body: the lips!

Sara Pope

We are thrilled to show you a new special limited edition print by Sara Pope made using silk-screen and lithographic techniques and signed and numbered by hand by the artist:

Sara Pope, Wildfire, 2022, 50×50 cm, silkscreen and UV silkscreen varnish on a lithographic basis on paper.

Sara Pope

We are proud to start a new collaboration with the brilliant and talented British artist Sara Pope.

The artist’s most famous works of art depict plump and seductive human lips, through the use of a contemporary pop style. Glamorous, hyper-realistic lips, of which the artist enhances the shine and proportions.

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