Acrylic and oil with elements of collage
Sarah Palmer earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas in Austin, where her works were chosen for multiple exhibitions, including her painting “Echo,” which was showcased in the W Hotel Emerging Artist Showcase Gallery in Austin, Texas. Following her BFA studies, Sarah studied painting at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy with Jura Bedic and Tanvi Pathare. Presently, Sarah is a merit and achievement scholar at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Painting. Sarah recently completed a 10 X 20 foot mural for the new Cornerstone School in San Antonio, Texas. Currently, Sarah’s paintings can be seen in the Ecumenical Center of San Antonio Showcase Gallery, Citrine Home in San Antonio, and Savannah College of Art and Design Open Studio event in Atlanta, Georgia. Sarah has studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and San Antonio, Texas.
Q & A
How did you first get introduced to art?
My grandmother was an artist and shared her love of art with me. From a young age I was happiest when I was drawing or painting.
Are there any common themes, motifs, or meanings that you return to over and over again in your work?
Art is my way of showing my views of living life. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest with love, joy, and celebration. I believe that in doing anything in life we learn by practice. For example, in my recent collection of ballet dancers, I believe that we learn to dance by practicing dancing and likewise we learn to live by practicing living. Practice and dedication bring a sense of ones’s being, and a satisfaction of spirit. In all arenas, every person is an athlete of God. Whether a person is a parent, teacher, doctor, artist, etc., practice means to perform over and over, from which comes achievement. My themes of practice, dedication, and performance in the face of all obstacles, along with vision and faith bring perfection.
What do you like best about having a studio at the Millworks?
I love working with a community of talented artists. All of the artists are hardworking and dedicated to their practice and continually inspire and encourage each other.