Artist Sarah Sheffield

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Sarah started her professional life in social services and soon decided against continuing in that field. Having grown up around design (an architect grandfather, an art teacher mother and industrial designer father), she decided to take her Master in Public Administration, develop an art portfolio, and enter the arts field. After years of running her own graphic arts business and teaching art part-time in community facilities, she was hired as a permanent arts instructor for the City of Raleigh. Her career shifted into arts administration and she eventually became the Cultural Arts Supervisor for the Town of Cary, programming and supervising arts programs for children and adults at two arts centers. Following retirement from that position, she began making stained glass and painting. Originally from Detroit, she spent her teen and adult years in Virginia, Tennessee, California and North Carolina. Detroit influences her subject choices in that she is often pulled toward urban and ordinary subjects. Her travels east, west and internationally, on the other hand, have opened her up to more lush environments. 
On the national level I am a member of the American Impressionist Society, Oil Painters of America, and Women Painters of the Southeast.
A portion of my sales go to support bee/pollinator conservation.  Why?  Because I add beeswax to my oil paints, and because I paint and consume the beautiful flowers, fruits and vegetables that bees and other pollinators provide.
919-815-2097  [email protected]


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