Therfield-based artist Sarah Wylie is exhibiting her fine art paintings at Curwens Art Gallery in Royston for the first time.

Having studied art for A-level, Sarah was spurred on to pick up her paintbrushes again during the Covid lockdowns.

She usually paints commissions of pets, but also paints landscapes, flora and fauna. 

Royston Crow: Therfield artist Sarah Wylie is displaying her work at Curwens Art GalleryTherfield artist Sarah Wylie is displaying her work at Curwens Art Gallery (Image: Curwens Art Gallery)

Sarah said: "I am excited to be taking part in the exhibition and grateful to Curwens for providing such a nice space.

"I’m looking forward to the open evening and hoping people will enjoy my display which focuses on wildlife, birds and animals."

The open evening, featuring Sarah's work, runs from 5pm to 8pm on Wednesday, November 17 at Curwens Solicitors, 17 High Street, Royston.

Sarah can also be found on Facebook and Instagram at @feathersfursandfronds, and can be commissioned by emailing

This will be the last exhibition at the gallery before Christmas, and also features colourful prints of Royston landmarks, fused glass, pottery and handmade recycled candles.


At the open evening, visitors can enjoy a glass of wine and meet the artists, and also purchase or commissions individual artworks.

Art and gifts can also be purchased during the solicitors' normal opening hours of 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

The gallery's curator Diana Smith said: "We’ve had a busy year exhibiting a wide variety of artwork from over 20 talented artists.

Royston Crow: Sarah Wylie paints pictures of wildlifeSarah Wylie paints pictures of wildlife (Image: Sarah Wylie)

"The frequent complimentary comments from visitors has made the hard work worthwhile.

"Clients often tell me that the gallery adds a welcoming dimension to their visit, that the art creates a pleasant environment and brings some light relief."

The gallery is facilitated by Curwens solicitor Mark Fitzpatrick, who is from Australia and works in the private client department advising in wills, power of attorney and probate.

He said: "Supporting local artists with this non-profit community scheme and assisting with the sales of their artwork brings added enjoyment to my role."

As part of its scheme supporting artists, Curwens has also recently exhibited artwork by King James Academy's GCSE art students, as well as the work of portrait artist Frank Douglas and Whaddon painter Barbara Harries.