Sarah was born in the UK and grew up in Canada and south Texas. In 1983 she moved to New York City. Today she lives in Brooklyn where she works and maintains an active studio practice in the Crown Heights has a family and dog, Abbey her studio partner.





Artist Statment

When I was a child, I would swing and watch the sky, filling my imagination with thoughts and feelings about my place in that space. I am still observing the world through that lens of that innocence, the feelings, and emotions from an inner landscape that is undeniably my own. Today I create art as a conversation with myself, it is my diary of spontaneous feelings and actions in dialogue with my inner music.

The Painting  

My painting is autobiographical diaries from a feminist point of view.  Shapes and lines might suggest sexuality, creation, innocence, and aggression.  The application of line, color/BW and movement create inferences of these perceptions through my imagination. By deconstructing an emotional narrative, it becomes expressed through abstraction in a visual dialogue with the applied action.  Figures emerge in and out of work through layers, deconstructing details and arriving an expressive abstraction.

In some cases the figures are clearly suggested, in other work, there are only hints of figures and some completely lost in the layers of application.  These pronouncements in my work evolve into a series, starting with small narrative studies of human context and detail. Ultimately, it is a spontaneous response to the dialogue with myself, studied in smaller detail (on paper) and typically more conceptual than the larger paintings, where the ideas conclude on canvas.


The Drawing

My pencil and charcoal work (w mixed media) are technical exercises and the groundswell to larger work on canvas.  They can be highly conceptual, depending on the rhythm that the ideas are occurring in the moment of the practice. Every application is a layering process, with inferences of internal physiological structures, random word sketches, and moods of chaos -- such as the continuous line drawing layered in lead weight application. What determines my practice is the urgency of the dialogue between my thoughts, the building of layers and my resolve.





Columbia University, GSA, Advanced Painting Intensive 2019

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn,  NY Masters Design Management MPS

Harvard University GSD, Boston, MA Continuing Education Courses

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn,  NY Bachelor of Arts BFA

Domus Academy, Milan, Italy  History & Industrial Design

Art Students League, New York, NY Painting & Drawing

Residences & Workshops
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont Residency Painting Fellowship
Wellspring House, Ashfield, MA Writers Retreat
Louise Brown Workshop, Brooklyn, NY Color
Harborview Arts, NYC Artisit Workshops for teaching NYHA Teaching Artists