Sara Sisun
Denver, Colorado

Sara Sisun composes dark, mysterious scenes and portraits that often feel surreal. She currently lives in San Francisco and takes inspiration from Flemish portraits and contemporary Spanish paintings. Her everyday life also inspires her work and she hopes to create at least one large scale figure this year. Fun fact: she once used an owl as her model!

Artist and Customer Comments

commentsReclining Nude
F Dumas purchased this artwork. 3/20/2015 | 6:02 PM

This is such a sweet and gentle little piece. It goes well with my other figurative pieces. Thanx. Fred

commentsLittle Nude, Stovetop
Frank 1/17/2015 | 1:15 PM

I love your work Sara- one question - is your "Little Nude-Stovetop" ready to hang with wiring? Many thanks, Frank

Sara Sisun 6/5/2013 | 5:02 PM

I'm glad this piece makes you happy. There are few things more universal than a great day at the beach!

commentsSummer Beach
M Secrest 6/5/2013 | 11:56 AM

Oh man, I LOVE this! I am a mom of three little boys, and this painting makes me smile and tear up a little. Such a happy piece.

commentsPresidio 2012
B Seeley purchased this artwork. 1/20/2013 | 11:41 AM

Many years ago, I was stationed at the Presidio, so when my eye fell on this piece, I felt an instant "recognition"!

Sara Sisun 2/28/2012 | 12:26 PM

Thank you so much! The positive feedback is very meaningful, especially to the edgier, riskier work. Let me know if you need any detail images of teapot, or if you would like to see similar paintings, I don't have all of them up here. keep in touch, Sara

D Abrams 2/27/2012 | 10:28 PM

Dear sara, you are quite talented for such a young artist! at first i was afraid you did only small pieces until I saw your "Bloody Merry" and Bohemin Club. WOW! I'm interested in buying the "teapot". My brother is in LA and San fran alot so I'll get some feedback from him. please don't stop taking creative risks because that's when you seem to be at your best and most sincere.

UGALLERY 11/11/2011 | 12:15 PM

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Flower Compostion

Oil painting on canvas board
Signed on front and back

14" h x 18" w x .25" d
0 lbs. 8 oz.


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Working with different roses, this piece was painted from life over several days. I arranged the composition and colors in order to keep the eye moving around the canvas. The roses wilted as I painted them, so the painting depicts a sense of time passing. This piece is on canvas board and will need a frame for display.

Oil painting

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Canvas board

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