Sarah creates paintings that capture a clearly recognizable likeness of the subject, re-imagined in vivid rich color. Many of her paintings incorporate pattern and/or text, adding visual depth to the piece. The paintings are created using layers of sheer tinted acrylic glazes, carefully built up to create delicate, luminous, and vibrant color. It’s important to her that a color is just as lush whether you stand two inches or 20 feet from a canvas.
Her primary subject matter is portraiture. Portraits are more than a mere physical representation of the person. A portrait reflects the subject’s personality as she sees him or her, and may be influenced by how the sitter wants to be perceived. She strives to capture who she thinks that person to be, in the context of the specific painting. In addition, consciously or subconsciously, she projects a part of herself into the painting. The portrait becomes a dialogue between the her and whomever the subject may be. Once the portrait is complete, that specific moment in the subject’s life is once again interpreted by viewers, and becomes a universal experience
This collection of artworks will hang at 1800 Prime from Aug 1st until Oct 31th, 2018.
Upcoming WAM Events:
- Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 5:30pm (Ginger Elliott Briggs)