Sara Platt grew up in the East Herringthorpe area of Rotherham and studied art and design at Rotherham College of Arts & Technology, under highly respected tutor Derek Allport. She later specialised in printed textiles and this training can be seen in her artwork, which often includes repeated motifs and overlapping textures designed to reveal the truth of human experience, layer by layer. She uses acrylic paint mostly in her work. Sarah studied Fashion and Textiles at Birmingham University, followed by undertaking a PGCE in art and design. She worked as an art teacher at High Storrs School in Sheffield for eight years, then moved to Thailand, where she developed a portfolio of portraits based on Thai boxing. Sara moved to Milan in 2010, where she works in an international school. Sara's work is inspired by travel and by the challenge of representing a persona accurately and truthfully. Her series of paintings included in the exhibition invite the viewer to interpret three different facial expressions. "The three moods are open to interpretation just as we have to read peoples moods everyday", explains Sara, "And I think part of the art is considering peoples impression. My inspiration came from the idea that I am the sum of many parts and probably not what you think I am." Sara is an enthusiastic supporter of the exhibition and says: "It is fantastic to see an innovative exhibition like this in Rotherham, which makes contemporary artwork available for everyone to enjoy. I am delighted that my work will be a part of it."