Sara Lee and Stoney Road Press

Our artist in residence Sara Lee has been working in Dublin with Stoney Road Press.

Sara Lee, ‘The Crossing’, woodblock and Intaglio Image size: 42 x 59.5cm, paper size: 58 x 72.5cm, edition of 40

She has completed two beautiful new woodblock and Intaglio prints ‘The Crossing’ and ‘Passage Through’  (each in Edition of 40) Continue reading

Rabley Print Sessions Round Up!


This gallery contains 7 photos. On Monday (15th April) our weekly Summer Print Sessions term began at Rabley, following on from a very productive and popular Spring Term that finished at Easter.   Last term saw artists such as Nik Pollard and our artist in … Continue reading

Sara Lee Japanese Woodcut Course at Rabley


This gallery contains 10 photos. Japanese Woodblock Traditional water-based printing without a press. Artist and Master printmaker Sara Lee ran a very informative and enjoyable Japanese woodcut course at Rabley in March. She introduced the history and technique of the Japanese method of woodcut … Continue reading

Rabley Residency

Our artist in residence Sara Lee’s first visit to Rabley is coming to a close after a successful and inspiring two weeks working from the landscape.

As part of her visit she invited print session students into her studio to see her work in progress.

Sara will be back in a month’s time when she will also be teaching a Japanese woodcut course – book now as places are very limited!

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Rabley in the snow

SL Photo

Our weekly print sessions were treated to a transformed landscape this week – very inspiring!

snow walk 3

SARA LEE begins her residency…

Our artist in residence Sara Lee has been immersed in working from a snowy landscape since her recent arrival at Rabley. She has also spent time with each of the students giving special tutorials to those who come to our regular print sessions.

SL and Katy

Work with our Artist in Residence 2013 SARA LEE

We would like to offer you the unique opportunity of working with our Artist in Residence this year. You will be able to book both courses and receive dedicated free tutorials with Sara Lee outside of the course period. This special programme of study will help you to develop your practice and benefit from the experience, knowledge and guidance of a
professional artist and master printer.

Secure your place today with a £100 deposit.
Places are very limited – so please call Meryl or Amy-Jane on 01672 511999

Get Involved…

Come be a part of the creative collaboration here at Rabley Drawing Centre.

Sara Lee is running two courses at Rabley this year. After the success and amazing feedback from her course last year, Sara will be offering you another opportunity to learn about the very specialist Japanese Ukiyo-e method of woodcut printmaking.

Japanese Woodcut Workshop Japanese Woodcut - Cutting

Sara Lee Japanese Woodcut 2012 excerpt Part 1 from Meryl Ainslie on Vimeo.

Japanese Woodcut Course Info:

New for 2013 – Sara will also be running a ‘Landscape and Colour’ course
later in the year where you will be encouraged to investigate colour and pastel
techniques whilst submerged in the surrounding environment.

Landscape and Colour Course Info:


During her residency Sara will be developing a new body of work and working towards her solo exhibition at Rabley in 2014. She will be working in the print room and drawing on location in the Wiltshire landscape.

A portfolio of work will be published to coincide with her solo exhibition and the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, London in 2014.


Sara’s work is rooted in the landscape tradition. Through the mediums of pastel, paint and print she captures the ephemeral nature of site-specific landscapes and questions our emotional and physical relationship to our ever-evolving exterior space.

Previous site-specific projects include her record of the entire Peninsula of Cornwall, where we followed her journey through a series of beautiful works on paper.

Sara Lee has been part of the fine art print community for more than two decades. She collaborated with master printer Hugh Stoneman for more than ten years. Together they developed a gravure practice and co-published, under the imprint Print Centre Publications, including works by Terry Frost RA, Ian McKeever RA and Hamish Fulton. Over many years she has worked closely on etching and woodcut projects with Eileen Cooper RA, with whom she shares a print studio space and imprint Blackbird Editions. She teaches at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, has written for Tate, and advised on print processes for various individuals and institutions including The Art Fund, Hatton Gallery and Tate.

Sara Lee Artist Gallery