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Sarah-Louise Barbett:

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Funny watercolours of mundane scenes by Sarah-Louise Barbett

Mysterious French artist Sarah-Louise Barbett has been comfortably residing in my favourites folder for years now. She updates her Flickr every now and again with more beautifully painted watercolour scenes of some of the most poignantly boring scenarios imaginable. Sarah-Louise sees the world differently to everyone else, she records odd mundanity with extraordinary beauty and wit – capturing the moment someone leaves a bottle of Fanta on a car roof, or when she catches her dog sitting casually on a sofa. Some people might prefer to use a camera to quickly snap these scenes, but that’s why I love Sarah-Louise so much: she chooses to paint them. That one she did of the chubby black labrador (she does seem to have a thing for dogs) is probably one of my favourite images from this year.

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: Coucou

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: il a chaud le pepere

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: chaussettes

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: Langue

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: chien belge

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: un fanta et un black

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: ganja

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: grillage

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: parking

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Sarah-Louise Barbett: insecte