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 paintings & drawings

2017 - 2019

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
— Anaïs Nin

some history…

Before picking up the saxophone, Sarah spent hours of her childhood freedom drawing and painting. Her early obsessions included sketches of herself, her brother, her dog, random and meaningless inanimate objects, fashion designs, and various landscapes along the Chesapeake Bay. When developing her skills, she used the tips she learned in middle school art classes to set personal goals for achieving realistic proportions and communicating depth and perspective in her drawings and in this regard, was very much self-taught and self-motivated.

Aside from these early practices with real-life subjects, Sarah is prone to give a voice to her imagination when she creates. She is naturally inclined toward spinning out abstract organic and geometric visual improvisations. She loves drawing and painting multi-dimensional forms that experiment with perspective. Often, she feels her work could be treated like a Rorschach test, coaxing out different subjects, symbols, and emotions lurking in the subconscious. Like her musical improvisations, Sarah’s visual improvisations seem to have a strong internal logic working from within her— a striving for balance and beautiful complexity.

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Creating visual art is a vital and abundant part of my being that I never took seriously.

After having her alto saxophone stolen in Baltimore, Sarah found herself feeling that she had lost her voice. With a need to redirect her expressive and creative energy while finding an instrument with which she could fuse again, she rekindled her mostly dormant passion for creating visual art. Sarah feels that she recovered a true calling.

Sarah spent her first months in Baltimore living in the Copycat Building, a warehouse converted to housing for artists. She shared a space with painters who influenced her current style. Among these artists are Pablo Machioli, Lucas Teles Novaes, and Becca Cardinale, all of whom have painted murals in the city and are currently pursuing careers in visual art. Sarah’s primary influences are Salvador Dali, Wassily Kandinsky, Jackson Pollock, and M.C. Escher.

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 work for sale

if interested in purchasing one of the pieces in the gallery below, please contact me at:

sarahmarieh472@gmail.com

Please specify which piece you would like to buy in the subject of the e-mail and your preferred payment method. I will respond to your e-mail as soon as possible requesting your address for delivery.

Original works are priced below.

If you would like a print of any of the work, we can discuss which size you would like and then determine a price.

Works are NOT sold with a frame.

I will accept payments from PayPal, Venmo, and Squarecash, as well as cash and check.

thank you for your patronage!

UNCAGE - $350

SPIRIT - $250

FEMININE - $250

BLOODSTONE - $200

BLOW BRIGHT - $180

MESSAGER - $400

DEEP SEA FORMATION - $400

HIDDEN WOMEN - $400

INNER - $275

PLUNGE - $100

BODY META - $125

CRYSTAL BALL - $175

COUPLE’S CONTEMPLATION - $125

PASTEL FLESH - $100

LONELY TOWER - $150

FAIRY - $150

PLAIN PENETRATION - $125

PIPE DREAM - $150

LADY LIBERTY - $125

SPINAL - $175

SPINAL II - $175