Overview
Living in New York City, Sara Boccacciini Meadows is a print designer, illustrator and painter. Originally from the U.K. she graduated from Leeds College of Art with a 1st class Hons in Textiles and Surface Pattern. Later, she spent several years living in South Korea and Australia. Since arriving in the USA almost 10 years ago, she has been splitting her time between working as a textile designer, illustrator and artist. 
 
Sara takes inspiration from nature and the tiny details in everyday life to create unique and quirky illustrations. Her materials include watercolor, gouache, ink pen and acrylic. She has long been a supporter of climate action and women’s rights. In 2017, Sara was part of a group show in NYC titled “The Future is Female.” Her artwork, a line of women from different ethnic backgrounds holding hands, was displayed on a billboard next to the Manhattan Bridge. In July of 2018, Sara published a book entitled “Botanical Painting,” featuring nature-inspired illustrations using gouache and watercolor. She promoted the book with “A Botanical Wander,” her first solo exhibition in the U.K. 

In September 2018, during an artist residency in Hawaii, Sara worked with the Hawaiian tourism board, visiting natural beauty spots, meeting local artists and interviewing environmental activists. The experience inspired her to create four paintings that celebrate the island’s unique ecosystems. In the summer of 2019, she was awarded an art residency on Governors Island, New York City, that was part of “Our Future Festival: A Day of Climate Action, Ideas and Inspiration.” She studied the plants and insects of the island and documented the species most endangered by the climate crisis using sketches and paintings. Her final piece was a wall mural with an interactive “botanical trail,” highlighting the importance of bees and insects in maintaining a healthy planet. 
 
Sara has had multiple illustrations published in recent years. Select clients include Ten Speed Press, Quarto Publishing, i-D Magazine, Flow Magazine, Origin Magazine, Candlestick Press and Bust Magazine, Iceberg Press. She has also worked for Netflix, Hewlett Packard, Skillshare, Kate Spade, Bien Fait, Pilot Pen and Urban Outfitters. 
 
In recent years, she has been awarded several artist residencies and her work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney and around the UK. Her botanical drawings have been exhibited alongside the “Tree of Knowledge” series by Hilma af Klint at the Lightforms Art Center, Hudson, NY. Her work has also been featured in a group exhibition in Sydney, Australia, to help raise funds for the devastation caused by wildfires. 
 
In 2021, she had her first solo exhibition in USA: “Seasons” at Simard Bilodeau Contemporary in Los Angeles. The same year her works were presented at the LA Art Show, as well as at the 2022 edition of the fair.


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