Artist Statement "I am a naturalist and artist who loves to explore the beauty of nature through the medium of watercolors. One of my favorite subjects is the Central Washington shrub steppe landscape. I delight in the vivid colors, darks and lights of the skies, rolling hills, Ponderosa pines and grasslands and continue to experiment on how best to capture this unique landscape in watercolors. I chose watercolors because I love their luminescence and the effects from layering of glazes. My influences have been the artists – Jean-Claude Chaillou, John Singer Sargent, John Pellew and Edmond Fitzgerald."
Art Related Activities 2014 to present, Donations of paintings and proceeds from sale to local and statewide fundraisers including Washington Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, Yakima Symphony Orchestra and Earth Ministry, 2015 International Women’s Day, Art display and donation of calendars of art work. Yakima, WA One Person Shows 2015 Essencia, Yakima, WA 2017 Yakima Healing Arts, Yakima, WA Juried Shows 2016 Spokane Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show, Spokane, WA Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, “Home Grown”, Yakima, WA 2017 Spokane Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show, Spokane, WA Outside the Box, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA 10x10x10xTieton Exhibition, juried show, Tieton, WA 2018 36th Annual Wallowa Valley Festival of Arts Juried Show Joseph, Oregon Spokane Watercolor Society Annual Juried Show, Spokane, WA Cowiche Canyon Juried Show, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA 2019 Spokane Watercolor Society, Fall Juried Members Show, Community Center, Spokane, WA 64th Annual Central WA Artists’ Exhibition, Larsen Gallery, Yakima, WA Cowiche Canyon Juried Show, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA 2020 Northwest Watercolor Society member show, Seattle WA Cowiche Canyon Juried Show, Boxx Gallery, Tieton, WA Women Painters of Washington, Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA Awards 2012 Northwest Watercolor Society, Waterworks, Seattle, WA 2017 Jack Richeson & Co Painting Award, SPS Annual Juried Show, Spokane, WA 2018 Winsor & Newton Painting Award, SPS Annual Juried Show, Spokane, WA
Professional Affiliations Women Painters of Washington 2020 Northwest Watercolor Society, since 2010 Spokane Watercolor Society, since 2016
CONTACT SARA: 2712 West Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902, 509.962.2762 email@example.com