Art is a way of questioning, of intense observation,
of making what is subtle overt, and of bringing subtlety and thoughtfulness to what may normally be overlooked.
I make art to draw attention to details of life, to make a record not only of objects, people, scenes, and events, but also of the attachments, psychological entrapments, and sociological significance that are attributed to these objects, people, scenes, and events. Although each of my works stems from ideas that are often melancholy, nostalgic, or even activist in nature, I have used vivid colours and simplified shapes to portray the intrinsic beauty in each subject. For those who have no wish to contemplate the intent of the works, a purely aesthetic interpretation is possible.
After growing up in West Vancouver, British Columbia, Sara completed her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts and the University of British Columbia. Following her degree, she spent several years in different pursuits from teaching High School Art in Canada to teaching English in Japan. In September 2003, after a summer of traveling in their car, Sara and her husband moved to Salmon Arm, British Columbia where she is currently living and working as both an artist and a teacher.