Sara Lavelle

b. 1995

London, UK.



2015 – 2018  BA, University of Brighton (1st Class)

2017  Artist Exchange, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

2014 – 2015  Foundation Diploma, Falmouth University (Distinction)


Selected Exhibitions:


(Postponed) Solo show, Rathbone Place, London.

(Postponed) Seemingly Unfinished, Kulturfolger, Swizerland.

(Postponed) Autumn Exhibition, Morgan’s Gallery, Falmouth.

(Postponed) Graduating in Paint, London Atelier of Representational Art, London.


The anonymous heART project, Heart Research UK, Leeds

A Year On; Winner of Rising Talent Exhibition 2018, Hastings Art Forum, Hastings

Charity Auction, IMARA, Nottingham

Residency Showcase, Cyprus College of Art, Cyrpus

(Preselected) The BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.

The Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2019 Exhibition, Clarendon Fine Art Gallery, London.

(Touring Exhibition 5th May – 23rd June  – Whitewall Nottingham, Whitewall Newbury, Whitewall Stratford, Whitewall Chester, Whitewall Lichfield)


Rising Talent, Hastings Art Forum, Hastings.

In Cahoots, Truman Brewery, London.

University of Brighton Graduate Show, University of Brighton, Brighton.


(Shortlisted) Royal Society of Portrait Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Gallery, London.


Collections, University of Brighton, Brighton.

Falmouth Summer Shows, Wellington Terrace Annexe, Falmouth



2020 (Postponed) Dogo Residenz für Neue Kunst, Switzerland

(Postponed) Studio Garonne, France

2019 Cyprus College of Art, Cyprus



2019 University of Cambridge

2019 Cheltenham Ladies College Collection

2018 Grange Park Opera


Notable Commissions:

2019 Dorothy Annie Elizabeth Garrod, CBE, FBA, University of Cambridge

2018 Clare Rutter, English operatic soprano, Grange Park Opera



2019 (Finalist) Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award

2018 (Shortlisted – Final five artists) ACS Studio Prize

2018 (Winner) Public vote, Hastings Art Forum Rising Talent

2013 Sixth Form Art Scholarship, Cheltenham Ladies College



2020 10 minutes with Sara Lavelle, Artists & Illustrators

2019 Portrait of first female Oxbridge professor unveiled, Cambridge Independent

2019 Dorothy Garrod: Portrait of archaeologist unveiled, BBC News

2019 Flawless Documentary, Channel 4

2019 Graduate Directory, Wallpaper* Magazine

2018 Top Graduate Interview, University of Brighton Blog

2018 ACS Studio Prize, Artists’ Collecting Society