Born in Boulder, CO, raised in a variety of places, Sarah developed a love for creating and an appreciation for changing scenery at an early age. Some of her earlier memories include visiting her grandparents home in Cape Cod where her grandmother had an art studio. Whether Sarah was smelling the salty sea air or the crisp mountain air, she quickly learned the power the environment and atmosphere had on her creativity and emotions. Heavily influenced and inspired by physical landscape combined with her love for surprising color combinations, Sarah's work aims to capture a feeling of being in a particular moment rather than a literal depiction of a scene. Created with her tools of choice, a palette knife and dry brush, Sarah's dream-like abstract landscapes dramatically impact the spaces where they hang nearly as much as the environment that influenced their creation.
Sarah earned numerous accolades for her artwork in high school and went on to earn a BFA in painting and photography at a private university in Indiana. She has been painting professionally since 2010. She currently paints in Franklin, TN where she also lives with her husband, daughter and golden retriever.
Sarah frequently paints during live worship sessions at her church or at home in her studio. An article written about Sarah went on to explain her process,
“She said that she starts by choosing a few colors, but actually decides little else beyond that. As the worship music and praise surround her, she begins to 'see' things on the blank canvas. She simply paints what she sees as the canvas reveals itself. It’s an artistic conversation, not an imposition. Sarah may have started with an idea, a tone or color scheme, but there isn’t a plan, per se. Her creative process is as much of a plan to receive as it is to give.”
Her work has been enjoyed and collected by many in the Chicago area. She is a welcome contributor to Nashville's emerging art community.
Indiana Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts, 2006