About Christina Sadler

I'm Christina Sadler, an artist from Gloucester, UK. Painting is my passion, and I enjoy delving into the alchemy of materials, drawing inspiration from nature. The solace I find in this process reflects in my artwork. 

I really believe in the power of creativity to make you feel better. 

With a first-class degree in fine art, you can acquire my pieces directly via this website or through Wychwood Art Gallery or Saatchi Art. My art has been showcased in a pop-up shop in John Lewis. Additionally, I've worked with the NHS and various partners on projects aimed at enhancing mental health, such as creating art to improve interior environments and conducting outreach art sessions for both adults and young people.


From bespoke artworks for NHS hospital environments to community outreach sessions aimed at enhancing wellbeing, my recent projects have been driven by a passion for meaningful engagement.​

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The Act of Painting

The act of painting forces me to slow down, it requires my full attention, forcing me to live in the present and by doing so i’m able to find a sense of peace. It allows me to express my emotions and offers moments of mindfulness. My finished paintings reflect these moments. 

  • Enjoyment

    Believing that the point of living lies in the pursuit of enjoyment, I enjoy not only inspiring creativity in others but also using my art to create moments of joy and reflection. My paintings serve as reminders to pause, savouring the beauty of the present and cherishing the simple pleasures that make life truly extraordinary.

  • Balance

    Balance is reflected in both my approach in life and my paintings. I believe in self-care and mindful living and my paintings explore the interplay of ebb and flow, control, and our reactions to life's complexities. Through my art, I seek to evoke a sense of balance and equilibrium, inviting viewers to find solace and harmony.

  • Compassion

    I'm interested in creating work that provokes a heartfelt reflection and empathetic understanding of the world around. I really believe in the power of art and that is why I work on projects that are about helping others through compassion and connection in art. By collaborating with organisations like the NHS, charities and community groups I try to create meaningful impact with my art.

When I'm not making art

I’m likely to be running after my two young boys, dog and going on long walks, dreaming of the sea. Being outdoors brings with it that breathing space. Family is incredibly important and it was one of the turning points which made me leave my career and follow my dreams.

How it all began

I’ve always enjoyed being creative, music, art, graphics, woodworking, cooking, those were the things I couldn’t wait to try at school. Exciting visits to galleries, theatres and as I got older live music and gigs. I went to university to study Fine Art, dreaming of becoming an artist. I graduated with a first class honours degree, took part in group shows and started selling work. But then I stopped, not straight away, just gradually. Work life and my dream artist life didn’t quite match up.

I ended up working for an art gallery running their education department I gave art workshops and talks for adults and children - and got awarded one of the top 5 friendly family museums in the UK. I learnt about hanging and framing art, how to handle art, how to keep things safe, how to talk about art. I met artists; hobbyists, amateur, and professionals, I even met royalty.

I realised that I wanted to reach people who didn’t access art through galleries or the normal means and that’s when I got a job working in Arts in Health. My proudest moment was organising an arts festival for the opening of a major new hospital. We had singers in waiting areas, poets writing with patients on wards, printmaking along the walk ways, knitting in the cafe, actors performing hospital staff stories.

Family life started and we moved back to our home town of Gloucester. I got a job working in a crafts centre organising classes and workshops. I adored meeting everyone, chatting and seeing what they had created. I really loved this job. But, although it meant that i was surrounded by creatives and I had always seen myself as being creative, ironically I wasn’t physically making art full time.

The turning point was when I lost my nan. We were incredibly close and I struggled to cope. I was given a journal. The journal said to set small goals. I decided to set the goal "be creative again". I picked up a paintbrush and just started documenting anything that inspired me. Immediately it helped, I felt so much happier when I was painting and just having fun making things.

When the pandemic hit, like most of us it became a time to reassess and altered perspectives. Work started getting in the way of family, my son started school and I promised a film night to celebrate his first week. I ended up losing track of time and once I got home he was in bed. I realised I wanted to spend more time with my family and I could achieve this by following my dream. So, I quit my steady income job and decided to focus on selling my art. I've not looked back! I am now represented by a gallery, selected by British Brand exchange to be in John Lewis and have had the privilege to work on some amazing projects with the NHS.

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