Artist Bio

Self Portrait

Sara has always seen magical and wonderous things around her. Faeries, mermaids, and elves came naturally, and when it was time to make an adult decision to keep the fairytales or leave them, she only advanced further into the realm of imagination. Sara attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2000 to pursue the talents God provided her. In 2003 she traveled abroad to Scotland to study at the Glasgow School of Art where she wandered the Highlands and searched for the roots in fairytales and her heritage. When she returned home and graduated in 2004 with her BFA, the road became clearer, and her work had a purpose.

Sara’s work displays the voyage from discovery of self in folklore to the fantastical grace of holy faith. The importance of strength, desire, hope, love, and “to seek something more than human”, radiates from the paintings. It is Sara’s drive and purpose to inspire others, of old and young, to view life from a different angle, one full of light and peace. Sara teaches children art at the Des Moines Art Center and continues to pursue the path God has given her.

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