I strive to express what I am seeing with emotion and minimal notes. ........"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." Hans Hoffman.

 

I guess that is why I love the impressionists, with one brilliant stroke they say so much with so little. It is all so challenging to try and capture the beauty that God surrounds us with. This challenge seems impossible and keeps me striving to make these simple tools say what my heart wants to say. Creating art gives so much joy. It makes us view our surroundings with great consciousness and the more our lives are lived with great consciousness the richer our art becomes.

Sara has been painting since 2003.  She has a Ph.D. in optics and hence a technical as well as artistic understanding of light and color. Sara Beth has taught multiple classes around the country and in Europe and has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Southeast. She has participated in many plein air events including the Forgotten Coast Plein Air Invitational and Art in the Open, Ireland.

 

Her artistic training has come from independent studies of the masters, plein air painting, along with tutelage from contemporary masters. She spent three years studying with Murat Kaboulov, a Russian impressionist, along with several students of the great Russian artist Serge Bongart. Her style reflects her love for the Russian impressionists use of color and large brushwork.

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