Welcome to SavvyLikeThat!
My name is Savannah and this is where you will find my art collections and my blog. My Instagram is updated regularly if you’d like to go and follow my latest work there.
A bit about me as an artist: When I began as an artist I tended towards Surrealism, but I have been challenged through study to focus on Realism and more direct observational art. I am thoroughly enjoying being exposed to different mediums, styles, and artists through independent study. My artwork at times is influenced by women’s issues, social and political issues, and being disabled. Most often though, my art is about the natural world, which never ceases to amaze me.
I love creating pieces from a multitude of materials to represent objects and textures from the natural world. My favourite mediums for this at the moment are fabric and thread in free motion thread sculptures created on a sewing machine. I also spend my time out of the studio spinning yarn on a Kromski Fantasia spinning wheel and using that yarn to knit, weave and crochet.
As an artist it is important to me that art is accessible and affordable for anyone my work strikes a chord with. I am steadily studying and exploring art disciplines and techniques in an effort to more easily express myself and my love of the natural world through my art. Having finished several Fetac art courses, I currently work independently in the home studio I opened in 2010 and manage my artistic career around being disabled and a mother. In the future my hope is to one day open a studio & gallery on my own property where I can work and sell my own pieces. In the meantime I continue to self educate and move forward in different areas as an artist.
A little bit about me outside of being an artist – I have been living in the wilds of southern Ireland since 2008, and previous to that Cork City since 2001, I am originally from Ontario, Canada. I moved to Cork City when I was 18 and moved further out into West Cork in 2010. I have 2 daughters 12 years apart in age. Addie just joined out family in November 2017 and Bella was born in 2005. My partner in life is Joris and he works as a translator. In my spare time outside of making, I can be found with my nose in a book, my hands in the garden, at the sea side or laying in my hammock watching the dappled sunshine on underside of leaves.
Enjoy the site and feel free to contact me with any questions, queries or commission inquiries!
Take care x