Inspired by David Bowie

Freya van Lessen from Edmonton social enterprise Bloqs on a new art exhibition launching there today

Sara Captain in her studio
Sara Captain in her studio

We have teamed up with a renowned local artist to host an exhibition of her stunning works.

Launching today (Thursday 4th), An Occasional Dream by Sara Captain will run for six weeks at our base in Edmonton.

Sara grew up in northern Italy and has painted since she could hold a brush. In her early 20s, she was discovered by a publishing agency and so began her career and lifelong love affair with art.

Sara relocated to the UK in 1998 and now works from her North London studio. Her international upbringing and multicultural mentality has seen Sara work across many countries, gaining a global following for her art.

Sara’s philosophy is to paint from the soul. Drawing little distinction between art-forms, be it portraits or abstract, the respect she feels for her subject is clear in every brush stroke. Each piece reaches beyond the subject in search of a universal meaning and a shared humanity.

Expanding on her inspiration, Sara says: “Art has the unique power to condense our shared human experience and effect positive change. It shows the world as it could be, making us feel, think and, occasionally, dream.

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“In my work there’s a search for something universal – beauty and truth. Even in the image of someone famous, we can see one of us: a human being.

Berlin Sunset by Sara Captain
Berlin Sunset by Sara Captain

“In abstract works, a thought, impression or feeling we can resonate with and instinctively recognise. In this way, I hope, the viewer will feel elevated and soothed by the warmth of a sense of belonging”

Named after David Bowie’s 1969 release of the same name, An Occasional Dream is a fitting tribute to the iconic music figure who became a muse to Sara, inspiring many of her works.

The exhibition at Bloqs will showcase a spectrum of Sara’s works across both portrait and abstract, with an exhibition launch party taking place at the Bloqs kitchen from 6pm until 10.30pm on Thursday, 4th May – 10% of profits from sales on the night will be donated to the Ukraine Relief Appeal.

Bloqs is based in Anthony Way, Edmonton N18 3QT. For more information:

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