Biography

Sarah’s art is inspired by wild animals adapting to unexpected challenges linked to human activity. Sarah uses colour as a means to symbolize the amount of evolution, or ‘degrees of enlightenment’ that an animal has experienced in order to survive; the more colourful an animal, the more change they have gone through. In her work she layers elements of spirituality, conservation, self-identity, and storytelling.

Sarah grew up in Summerland, British Columbia, Canada. She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Art Degree from Okanagan University in Kelowna and currently lives in Port Coquitlam.

Sarah loves creating and enhancing garden spaces for the birds, butterflies, bees and fauna that frequent her own yard. Her drawings and mixed media pieces are often inspired by the wild animals that she sees outside of her studio window, as well as those transient wild animals that meander through her suburban neighbourhood. Seeing a bear or coyote walking down the sidewalk is cause for great joy as it shows that the displaced animal has a sense of how to navigate in our human-centric environments.

To learn more about Sarah and her art practice, follow her on Instagram, see her activities on Facebook, and sign up for her seasonal newsletters. Have a project or special request? Send her a message: sarah@sarahronald.com

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