Sarah's work seeks to capture the important relationships humans have with trees, flowers, animals and all things in the natural world. These relationships offer a sense of peace, grounding and calm which is so essential to the quality of one's life.
Growth is reflected consistently throughout her work. She experiments with different materials in order to capture the mysterious and atmospheric qualities found in nature. Most recently, she has been working with beeswax as a finish coat to her paintings. This translucent and misty material blends and softens the undercoat colors to give the work depth and light.
In addition to beeswax, Sarah also uses a combination of wood putty and glue to build up the surface of the paintings. This gives the work a three dimensional quality. Once these materials adhere, multiple layers of paint are applied. First dark colors, then lighter and lighter colors emerge. Over ten layers of paint are applied, to reach its final state. This application of color is deliberate in its attempt to pull the light from the darkness. To combat the dark times, in which we are living, the artist paints to bring joy and hope to her work. In addition to this positive force, Sarah embraces the importance of simplicity. She works to simplify her environment to create space and time both mentally and physically. These efforts are clearly expressed in her paintings. She truly believes staying connected to our natural environment will help us all to stay connected to our human environment. Plant something today, and watch it grow into something beautiful tomorrow!
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