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Artist Sarah J. Webber Fine Art


An example of fine art by Sarah J. Webber Fine Art

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The Artist Says:


"With my art I strive for a painterly approach that uses less detail,  more color and big brushwork to expose the essence of the animal."




Biography


 
    

 
My journey as an artist has been surprising, challenging, fun and rewarding.  It started as a whim in 2001 and became a somewhat late in life career choice after spending 10 years working in sales in art galleries in Jackson, Wy, Scottsdale AZ and Carmel, CA.  After learning to enjoy plein air painting in my spare time, I was encouraged by my one of my mentors and close friend, the late western artist/potter Bill Freeman, to pursue a career as an artist.  I learned what it's like to work hard, observe life, and take criticism.  I have put in alot of what I call "brushstroke mileage" to get to the style of animal painting I have today.
 
The "alla prima" painting style of wet on wet best exemplifies my work.  I work quickly to achieve a spontaneous, expressive and heartfelt result that makes the viewer feel something about my subject matter (hopefully love).  I use a fairly limited palette in oil and like to load up my brush and put it down with an impasto flair.  I am also very interested in looking for the play of rhythm and light in my paintings.  I have a built a career around paintings of the faces of white hereford cows and all the wonderful color and reflected light that dances about.  As a classically trained musician, (an earlier chapter in my life) rhythm is a big deal to me!  Also,  I love to draw and and want good draftsmanship to show in my work.  These elements add up to a uniqueness in my art that I feel has put my own personal stamp on my work and has given me the success and awards I have had.
 
I have been fortunate in my career having studied and painted alongside some incredible people such as [...]

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