As an impressionist oil painter, Sarah Evans paints to capture the color and pattern of what’s out there. What really excites her is color color affected by sunlight, and gardens are where the color is. So she loves to paint gardens.
"I paint exclusively in oils because they are gutsy, excitingly rich, unctuous and provide great texture. The way I prefer to work is to start a painting on location, en plein air, as the French Impressionist did, and paint as much as possible before the light, shadows and colors change as the sun moves. Then I usually let that stage dry before I finish in several more stages in my studio, working from memory or photos taken at the very beginning of the painting."
During elementary and high school, Sarah studied at the Minneapolis College of Design and Art. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. She studied later at the San Francisco Institute of Art and in many workshops. Sarah is a member of the Society of Western Artists, the Golden Palette Art Association, and Arts of Bear Valley. Relocating from San Francisco, Sarah and her husband, Dick live in the Central Sierra Nevada foothills in Murphys, California, where she maintains her studio. Sarah is an owner/partner of the Iron Door Gallery in Murphys, she is also represented by the Harbinger Gallery in Arnold, California.
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