The granddaughter of a rodeo rider in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, Sarah grew up in a small NJ suburb wishing to run away and join a roving carnival herself. Moving to LA with nothing but a bus pass and an armload of art, she found her opportunity at the funky Venice film studio of Roger Corman. Joining the art department of his latest low budget space adventure, she entered the madcap arena of the entertainment world where she worked for many years designing and fabricating props and sets for films, television shows and even an iconoclastic puppet theater production.
Sarah has exhibited her paintings around California, and the United States. Her work has been shown at the Ontario Museum of History and Art, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, The Autry Museum, and MOAH Cedar where she won the Mayor’s Award for best painting.
Her work has also been featured in film productions (Atypical, Grown-ish; Criminal Minds; Transcendence) and publications including Unpsychology Magazine (2019), Downtown Salon (2019), The Book of Sighs (2019), Art Muzeo Magazine (2017), and Pomona Valley Review (2016.)
Sarah now lives and works in a canyon studio at the edge of Ventura county. Nature, humanity, and the ever-present potentiality of radical change form the baseline of much of her work. Her artworks use color as subject, connecting realism with subconscious symbology to create dream-like scenarios that provoke questions about relationships and the spaces between now and next.
My studio sits in a canyon at the north-western margin of LA County, an area known to fire crews as a Wildlife Urban Interface. In this ragged borderland I watch nature persistently bend itself around the human advance like a tree’s bark growing around a nail. Acts of defiance and submission are evident in every observation. Fires ravage, but green shoots return through the ash. Frogs retreat, but lizards and rabbits flourish, attracting owls, bobcats and coyotes.
Life is resilient, sometimes it’s insanely lucky, but also delicate, a porcelain tea cup we all share. My paintings are colorful visual stories that reflect our shared ride – tangled and fragile, yet often magical and durable – sailing along in this crazy, beautiful, perilous teacup.
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