My Background

I have always been interested in art and first heard of scenic art when studying for my Bachelor of Arts at RMIT.

Whilst studying for my degree, I worked on several small productions with the RMIT Theatre Group, designed and painted sets at La Mama in Carlton, Victoria and fell in love with the art form.

Once I graduated, I began an informal scenic art apprenticeship at Scenic Studios in Kensington, Victoria under the watchful eyes of Paul Kathner now (mostly) retired and Ross Turner (still at it).

After 6 years I seized an opportunity to stretch my wings and took a break from scenic art.  I worked as a creative in an advertising agency and freelanced as a mural artist amongst other things, later returning to Scenic Studios for another 5-year stint until the birth of my daughter in 2004.

I’m now settled in the “country”, about half an hour from Melbourne and am exploring a number of new creative paths. I teach painting at my local community centre, working with adults and kids. My journey now includes public art (both collaboratively and on my own), community art projects and private commissions.

I spend as much time as possible in my studio each week. Now that my recent second solo exhibition is but a memory, I am already planning the next one!


View my resume - Sara McPherson