pictureSarah was raised on a farm in Virginia. It was during this time she lived with ultimate freedom, simplicity and imagination.  These qualities are reflected in each of her creative endeavors.  After a number of years on the farm, Sarah moved to Massachusetts, where she began to develop her talent as an artist.  At this time, she began her studies in art history, architecture and visual arts.  After school, she moved to San Francisco, where the west breathed life into her creative process.  Abrupt landscapes, wide expanses and rich culture cast its spell.  Sarah worked with several theater companies as principal set designer.  These productions gave Sarah the opportunity to utilize her skills in sculpture, woodworking and painting.

In 2006, Sarah and her husband moved to the Asheville area.  It was at this time, Sarah created beeswax & acrylic paintings.  Beeswax is a translucent material which blends the colors to have an element of light.  Multiple layers of paint and wax are applied to reach its final state. First dark colors, then lighter and lighter colors emerge.  This application of color is deliberate in its attempt to pull the light from the darkness.  Sarah seeks to capture, in her work, the important relationships we 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.

With this collection, Sarah worked as an illustrator, for Hallmark Greeting Cards, for over a decade.  She was nominated for two prestigious Louie Awards, in connection, with the Greeting Card Association.  Her original paintings are widely collected, by many, including former Governor of North Carolina, Bev Perdue.  Recently, Sarah was asked to create a collection to honor the US visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama XIV, to Emory University in Atlanta.  The collection was inspired by the teachings of Cognitively-Based Compassion Meditation Training.  Sarah’s original work is represented by a number of galleries in and around Asheville, NC.


R E P R E S E N T A T I O N

W O O L W O R T H  W A L K | ASHEVILLE NC

M I Y A  G A L L E R Y | WEAVERVILLE NC

M O U N T A I N  N E S T  G A L L E R Y | BLACK MOUNTAIN NC


E D U C A T I O N

Northeastern University | Architecture, Visual Arts | Boston MA

Harvard University | 20th Century Architecture  |  Cambridge MA

Massachusetts College of Art | Furniture Design | Boston MA

Rhode Island School of Design | Furniture Design | Providence RI

San Francisco State University | Visual Arts | San Francisco CA

University of California, Berkeley | Art Education | Berkeley CA


P E R M A N E N T  C O L L E C T I O N S

Beverly Perdue – Former Governor of North Carolina | Raleigh NC 2010

Emory University | Atlanta GA 2012

Mission Hospital | Asheville NC 2009

Tom Oreck – President of Oreck LLC | Burnsville NC 2009

Wellesley College – Spiritual Development Department | Wellesley MA 2008

Brigham & Women’s Hospital – Oncology | Boston MA 2007

Dr. William Otton, Director, Museum of South Texas | Corpus Cristi TX
2006


L I C E N S I N G  P A R T N E R S H I P S

Hallmark Cards  

Design House Greetings

Check Advantage


E X H I B I T I O N S

Woolworth Walk Gallery | Asheville NC  2019

Atelier Gallery | Charleston SC – April 2013

Woolworth Walk Gallery | Asheville NC  November 2010 & 2012

Design Gallery | Burnsville NC 2010 & 2011

Crimson Laurel Gallery | Bakersville NC August 2010

Red Sky Gallery | Charlotte NC February 2010

NC Crafts Gallery | Carrboro NC  September 2009

Woolworth Walk Gallery | Asheville NC  November 2009

Red Sky Gallery | Charlotte NC November 2008

NC Crafts Gallery | Carrboro NC  June 2008

Miya Gallery | Weaverville NC April 2008


A F F I L I A T I O N S

Asheville Arts Council  |  Asheville NC | Member 2007

Toe River Arts Council  |  Burnsville NC | Member 2007

North Carolina Arts Council  |  Raleigh NC | Member 2007