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Key Points
  • Sarah Rowan has been featured on Studio Ten and The Sydney Herald. She also made it to the judges round of Australia's Got Talent and performed at the Netball World Cup.
  • Finalist for the Local Business Awards in 2020 for the South Coast.
  • Her clients include Destination NSW, Bombay Sapphire, The Variety Club, Investa, Dexus, AMP, Bendigo Bank, Ferrari, Hewlett-Packard, etc.
  • Has done up to 10 paintings in 30 min for one performance!
  • Has raised over $200,000 for various charities, including one painting that auctioned for $50,000!!
  • Got her start in entertaining at the age of 14 when she began performing basketball tricks at schools and was spinning 6 balls on her local TV station by 18.
Topics
  • Creativity is contagious
    Sarah shares on the power of creativity in business and personal life.
  • The power of authenticity
    Sarah shares her story of the transformational power of embracing who you are and the power of walking in that truth. 
  • What’s in your hands? 
    Sarah inspires her audiences to use the gifts and talents with them to impact the world and learn how to recognise the gifts within themselves and others. 
  • Health and creativity
    Sarah shares some simple keys to living a creative life and the health benefits of doing so - including mental, physical, relational, emotional and spiritual.
  • LIVE entertainment 
    Sarah performs LIVE speed paintings, creating works of art in 7 min - 2 hours depending on the event. Can be used as background dinner entertainment, or short showcase piece.  Or Sarah can speak after a quick painting.
  • Keynote / Live art
    Bringing inspiration, creativity and fun to your next virtual event with Australia's top female speed painter
    Sarah often begins her session with LIVE speed painting whilst talking and introducing herself to the audience. (Or she can paint to music when copyrights allow and then converse with the audience.) She can also use 10 minutes for this process and have the audience participate (particularly when families are invited to tune in) using whatever materials they have at home to create the piece with her.
    This is followed by an inspirational keynote. Her most popular message has been on inspiring her listeners to tap into their own creativity and resilience, through going inward and finding the answers and gold within themselves, rather than seeking external validation. Timely and practical reminders in times of confusion and chaos to be aware of self management needs before attempting to lead and manage others.
    Her message of wellbeing can also include her personal stories of overcoming mental and physical health issues after 20 years of living life in the closet (and surviving conversion therapy). When we live authentically, we release others to do the same.
  • Team building
    Team members join for 30, 45 or 60 minute intuitive art class with Sarah as she shares a fun and fantastic way to engage with your team and discover hidden talents amongst colleagues. There are two main options within this opportunity.
    Participants can use their own materials of any kind, from pencils to texters, watercolours or paints. They can purchase a kit on their own too. OR, Sarah can source kits that are booked and paid for by agency and then paid for by client.
    This of course requires extra time for shipping considerations. Sarah can also paint LIVE and do a mini inspiration keynote during the session for extra cost.


Testimonials

Sarah!  You’re an artist…but a proper one!! Luv it.
Sarah McLeod
Iconic Aussie Rock Chick


Sarah is an artist with every part of her body. It all comes out through her work, and as she is performing and painting you feel like the sky will open up and shine on you forever.
Rob Carlton
Logie Award winning Australian actor and writer

Sarah was an absolute knockout and stole the show - she certainly knows how to draw a crowd!  Her energy was absolutely incredible and the feedback we received from delegates was extremely positive! A pleasure to work with - we couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Marketing Executive
Higgins Coatings

You exceeded our expectations! You are terrific! From all of us at HP…Thank you
VP, Global Enterprise Business
Hewlett-Packard

Sarah Rowan is a FANTASTIC additional to any event or experience. She brings a vibrancy and electric energy that I have not seen before in my many years of running events. Sarah is fun, full of life and incredibly talented, resulting in both the experience of her live painting and the actual end product being phenomenal. I highly recommend bringing Sarah into paint live at any event you are planning.
Executive Producer
The Justice Conference

She was amazing and inspiring. Really brought an exciting and different element to our event. Highly recommend.
Cement Concretes & Aggregates Australia
Innovation Awards

Everything can burn…but Sarah’s paintings.
Private Collector

Sarah brings energy into a room and delivers a visual display of an event in a very different way. Sarah builds rapport with the team and understands the key messages and dynamics in the room. Most of all Sarah brings fun and passion. I would highly recommend using Sarah for your next event.
Director
AMP Capital

Sarah your painting brought life to the event, which is a challenging task in the banking environment. People were interested and engaged with the ‘story’ that developed and the finished product was outstanding.
HR Department
ANZ

I am a long time educator. I have seen many inspiring presenters, helped raise money for many causes, heard many speeches, BUT Sarah really connects - and connects with all kids. She presented to our youngest kindergarten kids to our Grade 12s - she talked and they listened - IF you ever have the chance to work for or with her - don’t miss out — I am humbled in her presence.
Principal
Canadian International School HCMC, Vietnam

I would highly recommend her if you want to deliver an event to remember.
Head of Marketing & Events
NSW Business Chamber

I love the energy and immediacy of your work; you manage to work at a speed but still evidence of so much care and thoughtfulness as we watch you make an image take shape. It’s COURAGEOUS to put yourself on show and on such a crazy deadline - but it’s a great way to get good at what you do!
Deputy Lord Major of Sydney

Sarah has been a guest speaker and speed painter for Numeric Eight on two occasions - One for a large charity ball (300+pax) and another for a Women's networking luncheon (100+pax). 

Sarah is an outstanding speaker and speed painter. She takes time to understand her audience and as such produces beautiful, inspiring and creative paintings and speeches that are on point for any particular event. She presents with passion, humility and authenticity. We have always received outstanding feedback from our attendees after Sarah has presented and painted. Exceptional, so talented. Loved it!, Not just her painting but her thought process and inspiration behind her works. Sarah was fabulous. An entertaining talk and a great painting. Inspiring presentation. Very engaging, great speaker

We would have no hesitation recommending Sarah for speaking and speed painting events.
Founder & Director
Numeric Eight

I love your energy, I want to see more, and I would buy that painting….it’s a yes from me.
Sophie Monk
Australia’s Got Talent 2016 Judge

I would buy that painting too! It’s a yes from me.
Kelly Osbourne
Australia’s Got Talent 2016 Judge

Sarah Rowan has done a portrait of me that has taken pride and place in my study, it’s amazing…she’s amazing!  You should get involved with her…professionally!
David Hughes
Stand-up comedian, radio and TV host, AGT host 2016

Looking back at the artwork, I discovered a hidden energy from my talk that I didn’t know existed.
Independent Advisor & Writer
PauseFest Speaker 2015

Thank you for bringing our vision of NWC2015 on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to life. It was fantastic for the crowd - a point of difference which captures the essence of the event.
CEO
Netball World Cup 2015