In Sarah’s words, “With my pieces I reflect on these passions: Life, Nature, Color, and Form. In my art I use multiple tactics to express these elements: traditional painting, drawing, digital illustration and photography. Through bold lines, layers, and as full a spectrum of color as I can muster, I have tried to capture one small aspect of nature’s essence, its vitality.”
Where do you feel the most inspired?
I always feel the most inspired in an art gallery! My go-to will forever be the Crystal Bridges American Art Museum (only a little over an hour from our home) and by golly that place is just soaking in delicious inspiration.
Tell us a little about your creative process.
Usually I listen to a lot of music, browse the internet and view some of my favorite artists work, (James Jean, Jeremy Fish, Jeff Soto) and just let the inspiration sink in. Most times I don’t sketch out my pieces, I just grab a canvas and begin painting. Most of my pieces begin with layers of abstract shapes and forms, then I begin to see something that I want to bring out from that background. Perhaps not the most advisable way of doing it, but it works for me.
What kind of projects are you working on right now? Or what are some of your ideas for future projects?
Right now I haven’t been able to dedicate as much time as I would like to projects, but I have a few ideas in the works. Eventually I will be doing a collaborative show utilizing light and music with my art pieces.
Who’s your favorite current artist? (aka social media artist)
James Jean, Jeremy Fish, and Jeff Soto just to name a few. Their work is so fluid…vivid…and out of the box. Each very different and unique styles. Jeremy Fish is a huge inspiration for my anatomical pieces.
If you could have dinner with any artist dead or alive who would it be?
I would want to have dinner with Marina Abramovic…then we would just stare at each other the whole time, no conversation (if you do not get this reference…please view her work IMMEDIATELY) .
What advice would you give to an artist who wants to be just like you?
Oh boy. Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun, just PAINT. <3
If you could go back and give advice to your younger self something about your art what would it be?
….Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun, just PAINT.
What’s your favorite supplies or “have to have” product/equipment that makes your process better?
India Ink, thick sharpies, and A LOT of metallic spray paint.
What’s your favorite music to put on while creating?
Anything with a good beat and usually the more bizarre and unusual, the better. Bjork, Dan Deacon, Fleet Foxes, Grimes, Tycho, and Lady Tron just to name a few.
What’s your favorite film/tv show that you think everyone should see?
I don’t watch a lot of tv, but on Netflix there is a great series called, “Abstract: The Art of Design.” Beautiful stuff. Also, if you love animation, STEVEN UNIVERSE. Watch it NOW. <3
What’s a subject that you know a surprising amount of?
I know a lot about printing, especially 3D printing. Took some special courses on it in College and I have been fascinated ever since.
What’s your favorite way of treating yourself after tackling a project?
A beer (or two) and some much needed cat therapy…(we have 4 cats…they are our children).
How do you want to challenge yourself artistically in the future?
I just don’t want to settle with the same style forever. I want to try and draw more things that intimidate me…paint on bigger canvas’, go more detailed…just always shooting to surprise myself.