Hi, I'm Sarah!
I’m an Artist and a Business Accountability Coach with a passion for the arts, accessibility, and the community.
As an artist & business professional for over 9+ years, I’ve learned the ins and outs of what it takes to run and sustain a small business and I want to share my knowledge with other artists and creatives in need.
About My Art
I’m primarily an acrylic & oil painter, but I also dabble in a bit of linocut printmaking and digital photography.
Paintings: With my paintings, I always use bright colors & textured brushstrokes. I like being a bit rough around the edges and open to interpretation. I let the flow of the color and the paint lead my hand when painting. My subject of painting as of late has been colorful abstracts as well as landscapes from a distant world, taking inspiration from the popular MMORPG – Final Fantasy XIV Online (that holds a place near and dear to my heart).
Photography: Photography is still new to me, but I thrive on taking photos of wildlife, nature, and landscapes. Pretty much anything that is in nature, but hard to capture. I love the challenge and I’m getting more inspired any time I take a photo!
Printmaking: Printmaking is something I haven’t touched in awhile, but I am interested in getting back into it! I love making prints with heightened texture. Examples of subjects I’ve done for prints includes Spiders, Eyes, (or a mix of both), and butterflies. I will be doing more of this style in the future!
Education & Certifications
Master of Professional Studies in the Business of Art & Design – 2021
Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art – 2014
University of Massachusetts – Amherst, MA
Associate of Arts – 2012
Mount Wachusett Community College – Gardner, MA
LinkedIn Learning Certificates
Small Business Tips w/ Chris Guilleau - 2022
Learning Art Direction w/ Bonnie Siegler – 2021
Leadership Foundations w/ Dr. Shirley Davis – 2021
Creative Thinking w/ Drew Boyd – 2021
Art and Illustration Careers: First Steps w/ Kristin Ellison – 2021
2022 - Present - Mill District Local Art Gallery - North Amherst, MA
2022 - Present - Virtual Hosmer Gallery Community Art Exhibition - Northampton, MA (online)
2021 – Art League of RI – Annual Members Show – Pawtucket, RI
2014 – Tor(e)ment: a BFA Thesis Exhibition – Amherst, MA
2013 – a-mal-gam – Student Art Exhibition – Amherst, MA
2013 – MWCC 50th Anniversary Celebration: Alumni Art Exhibition – Gardner, MA
2010 – Artspace – Annual Teen Art Exhibition – Greenfield, MA
Launchspace (Orange, MA) – Entrepreneur Member (Pilot Program)
ArtWorks of Westfield (Westfield, MA) – Member & Committee Member for Articulture Westfield 2022
Art League of RI (Pawtucket, RI) – Member