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Award-winning artist Sarah Pondevie standing in from of a winning plein air painting in the  WASA 2023 exhibition

Sarah Pondevie

I am an award-winning West Australian artist who grew up in Walyalup (Fremantle).


I work in oils, pastels and recently, ­­in watercolour, as I find that all of these disciplines directly influence and inform each other to complement my style.


With each, I look for purity in pigments that reflect the vibrant light of Australia.

Working plein air is an important part of my practice. I bring these experiences into the studio when I am not out travelling.


I use strong design elements in my composition, focusing on vibrant light, colours in shadows and reflected light.

I am available for workshops, tutoring, demonstrations, commissions and private painting sales.


2023 Winner Oils Quick Draw Plein Air Competition
Friends of Laurence Wilson Art Gallery
2023 Finalist
Melville Art Awards
2023 2nd Place Plein Air Competition
Water Colour Society of West Australian 
2023 Plein Air Award
West Australian Society of Arts
2023 Highly Commended
Beverley Art Prize
2022 Best Pastel in Show
Attwell House Gallery
2022 First prize
Pastel Society Annual Award
 2021 Finalist
Melville Art Awards

August 2023 Melville Artist in Residence
October 2022 Rottnest Island Artist in Residence

Workshops and Demonstations
Painting the Wetlands, Pastels, 4 day Workshop - City of Melville
Pastel Society of WA - demo
Pastel Landscapes 5 morning Workshops - Albany Summer School
Plein Air Pastel Landscapes 4 morning Workshop - Albany Summer School
Albany Pastel Society - demo
Joondalup Festival of Lights - afternoon workshop

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