Artist Sarah J. Webber Fine Art
"As an oil painter of animals, I use my paint to tell a story. Using emotion that goes beyond the brushstroke, it is the experiences in my life and my love for animals and their incomparable uniqueness that I wish to capture. Every painting is different. Be it the color of a nose, the spark in the eyes, the thickness of fur or the curve of an ear, there has to be one thing I wish to say with my paint that will reach out and touch the viewer. I combine this simplicity of thought with my own unique brushwork to create my art. It is mostly a visceral response..there is not a lot of rendering or information in my paintings. I often add a humorous title or an old-fashioned name to my pieces to give them an extra narrative. I want the viewer to connect to the piece emotionally, become a part of the story, like a good character in a book. This might make my work more idealized, but that's OK..my animals live in a better world. This is what makes me excited about my art...sometimes I get so excited about a new project I can't sleep at night. That's how I know I am really an artist. It is truly something to live for and being able to make people laugh, smile, or even cry, is worth all my time."
Sarah J. Webber grew up in St. Paul, MN in an artistic family. At an early age she showed an affinity towards both music and art. She graduated from the University of MN in 1987, with a fine arts degree in vocal performance and a minor in art history. Later that year, she relocated west to Jackson Hole, Wy, a favorite family spot. There, she became interested in oil [...]
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