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Artist Sarah Smith


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Biography


My journey began as an art teacher in the public schools, where I became fascinated with letterforms and calligraphy. Upon retiring from teaching to raise a family, I took time to explore lettering and calligraphy in the form of workshops and classes.
My love of painting and color has inspired me to combine lettering and painting in many unique ways. Sometimes the written message is obvious, other times the letters are placed simply for visual impact and expression in a composition.
My latest work has taken me in the direction of mixed media pieces on canvas, using collage elements such as handpainted papers, beads and wire.
I gain strength for my journey in showing up and doing the creative work, giving it the time and attention required. I believe that creating art should be grounded in knowledge, but also must have elements of pure childlike glee.
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