My biggest treat as a child was a fresh box of crayons, life just did not get any better – the colors, the sharp tips, and the waxy smell. I’ve graduated from my crayons to soft pastels, but am still thrilled by the array of colors and the possibilities they present. Their intense, pure pigment allows for an immediacy and versatility in my artwork. Inspired by the beauty of nature, my paintings are impressionist landscapes where my goal is to distill the essence of a moment. Painting in plein air allows me total immersion into the environment, where I can feel a deep appreciation of nature’s ephemeral light and the true unfiltered color of the landscape. My studio work is a direct extension of my passion for the outdoors, I work from both studies done in plein air and personal photographs. Does life get any better than time in nature with a box of pastels?
Sarah’s artistic foundation began at Wittenburg University in Ohio and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. For the past 25 years, Sarah has been a graphic designer, but has always had a passion for the fine arts. After years of painting watercolors, she discovered pastels and fell in love. A New Jersey native, Sarah’s sense of adventure led her to settle in Alaska, Nevada, and Santiago, Chile. For the past 20 years, she and her family have called Colorado home.