Born in 1984, Sarah grew up in the small town of Fort St James, BC. As a child she was heavily influenced by her mom’s passion for photography and many family camping trips in the mountains. Very creative from an early age, she was content as long as she was drawing or making something. After high school Sarah moved to Alberta and spent 12 years in the highway construction industry working as a surveyor. While the hours were long during the work season she had winters off to practice her painting skills.
Sarah started painting with oils in 2004, largely self-taught she has also learned much over the years from other artists. Her style is realistic and she likes to paint landscapes that have strong sculptural shapes. In 2016 she decided to move back to BC to pursue a career in art. Sarah currently lives and paints full time in Nanaimo, BC and is an active member of the FCA. Her paintings have received many awards and honorable mentions over the years.
"When I visit the mountains I'm not there to conquer them. I climb up a little way to where I can take in the beauty of my surroundings and then I nestle myself into the mountain's lap, a child of the wilderness patiently listening to their stories."