Sarah Pickstone is the current holder of the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize. She lives and works in London. An alumnus of the Royal Academy Schools, she won the Rome Scholarship and spent a year at the British School at Rome. She will show new work from the 'writers series' of paintings in the Gallery at the New Art Centre in 2013.
The Contemporary Art Society recently chose Sarah as one of their artist's to watch: http://membership.contemporaryartsociety.org/news/sarah-pickstone/