I’m Sarah Hope and welcome!

I’m an Australian freelance journalist, copywriter, artist and blogger.

The Work: I’ve been a senior newspaper features journalist and have run my own copywriting business for a number of years. For six years my copywriting business delivered a service to the real estate industry in Melbourne’s inner east, Geelong and surrounding districts. I wrote up hundreds of residential and rural properties, creating campaigns for print media, internet and magazine editorial. I also completed a number a independent contracts for advertising firms as well as being actively involved with corporate identity concepts and design. I’ve also written for magazines including Australian Country Style.

I’m now living on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and in addition to my freelance work, I’m available for a range of copywriting commissions including property write-ups, brochures, corporate and web based projects.

The Art: I love to paint. In 2012 I held my first solo exhibition at my homewares store and art gallery, Hope&Co (now closed). I grew up in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) majoring in Fine Arts. Vast impressionistic landscapes and seascapes have become my signature, but more recently I’ve been exploring abstract art. Examples of my work will be posted as I further develop this site.

The Blog: After I closed my retail space, I’ve been lucky to travel both in 2013 and in February, 2015 – and what began as an interior design blog, has morphed into a blog about life, people, travel and food. I endeavour to create a colourful picture in words and photos of places I visit and people I meet…..Happy reading.