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BIOGRAPHY

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Sarah is a lifelong Colorado artist. She has always had a passion for art and discovered her love for painting at MSU Denver, where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art. Today she lives in Crested Butte, Colorado, where she focuses on landscape painting. She says: I am fascinated with color and the relationship between light and shadow to create a composition. The simplicity and harmony that exists in the wilderness is where I find my inspiration. I paint to recreate the experience of awe and wonder I feel when I am immersed in nature's perfect beauty. 

Sarah is also a self-taught graphic designer. She has been the lead graphic designer for Powder7 Ski Shop since 2016, where she can marry her love for the ski industry and passion of art. When she is not in the studio, you will find her outside skiing, biking, or rafting. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

There is purpose in the act of painting to capture a fleeting moment, to preserve a feeling in time. As an impressionist artist, I am compelled to chase the ever changing light. As time moves forward, shadows pass and colors shift. As Herclitus simply stated, “change is the only constant in life,” but a painting allows a moment in time to remain frozen. My work preserves the perfect moments of harmony found in nature. Each painting is made up of layered strokes and scribbles that suggest a detailed scene to evoke an experience with nature. My style of painting is loose and free, the strokes show the movement of my hand dancing intuitively to the rhythm of color. I invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the landscape, and feel the warmth of the setting sun, or the soft tickle of snowflakes on your cheeks in the brisk winter breeze, to hear the fallen autumn leaves crunch on the trail, or smell the sweet wild flowers that blanket the hillsides. While constant change encompasses our world, these paintings stand still, reminding us of the simple moments that led us to fall in love with the beautiful outdoors. 

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