Sarah Britten Art

Paintings in lipstick

A portrait of an uncommon duiker

This is Taj, a much-loved common duiker. Common duikers are, well, common. According to Smithers’ Mammals of Southern Africa, the Common Duiker, Sylvicapra grimmia (Linnaeus, 1758) ‘avoids predators by lying […]

The London Bull

Earlier this year, I was commissioned by a couple who live in London to paint a wedding gift. They requested an Nguni bull in a London cityscape for their lounge […]


I’m holding a 40th birthday party at the end of August. It’s a depressing number, even terrifying, and I reckon that the best way to deal with it is to […]

I made my mark

I often change my avatar, and frequently use my art on my Facebook and Twitter profiles. Because the mark on my left thumb is purple, and I use a lot […]

A birthday card

Sometimes, painting in lipstick isn’t practical. It takes a while to dry and needs mounting, so it isn’t suitable for birthday cards. This is one I did for a 21st […]

A price inspired by Nkandla

Over the weekend, I thought about exactly what Nkandla means to us. And I had an idea. What if the price wasn’t simply a figure on the wall, an attempt to […]

Freedom Day

Sometimes it’s much easier for me to articulate my feelings about an event in art rather than words, and Freedom Day is one of them. Most of the commemoration around […]

The nakedness of art

Art is terrifying. To put your art out there on display in the world, and to place a price on it, is to ask the world to love you, and […]