Born in 1984, Sarah grew up in the small town of Fort St. James BC. She was heavily influenced by her parents' love of the outdoors and her own love of reading fantasy and science fiction novels, especially the writings of JRR Tolkien. Sarah uses oil paint to express what she finds the most beautiful in our world, sometimes even painting on driftwood. She is largely self taught but has also learned much over the years from other artists. Her style is to focus on the the contrast between light and dark, often exaggerating elements of deep shadow. She sees the emotional resonance between the light and dark as the music of our existance and believes that the darkness helps make the light that much sweeter.
"I have always been inspired by the natural beauty of our planet, no one type of landcape, but all of it, and the more because of the differences and contrasts. It fills my heart with joy to behold a mountain shouded in misty cloud or the fresh green of new spring leaves. These visions evoke a powerful feeling of awe and gratitude, and it fills me with creative energy. I tend to be a very visual person and I enjoy color so I chose oil painting as my language for communicating this feeling to others. My paintings are representational in style because I am just so impressed by the spontaneous perfection of nature. I don't want to change it other that to accentuate it's inner glow. I hope to bring more love and beauty to our lives by creating artwork that embodies the spirit of nature so that we may always be reminded of the way that it supports and nourishes our souls."