imaginative paintings were first bought to the wider public attention when
her double portrait 'ERECT' was selected for
exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
in 1992. The image - two severe looking women sitting with arms interlocked
glaring back at the viewer - was produced as a print to advertise the annual
BP Award, within weeks 5,000 copies of the
poster had completely sold out.
same year Sadie captured media attention as
organiser and curator of the ambitious project 'Exposing
Ourselves.' The aim of the London-based show was to bring together
the diverse talents of over 60 international artists.
well as showing almost annually at the National Portrait
Gallery, Sadie has had several one
woman shows nationally and abroad. These include 'Venus
Envy' at Manchester City Art Gallery
and 'A Dying Art' - Ladies of the Burlesque'
at the National Portrait Gallery (this was
the result of winning the BP travel award
and toured the UK for a year - see photos above). Sadie
also had an exhibition entitled 'Don't Look'
at the Gallery of Modern Art, Slovenia when
she was selected as British Representative in the international contemporary