Many things inspire me. In looking back over my work I notice that I am drawn to subjects that have both aesthetic value and social or cultural significance. No matter what the subject, my work contains repetitive shapes and vibrant colours.
How do you turn your inspiration into art?
Turning inspiration into art can take on many forms. Often I take photographs of the subject I am interested in, the salmon run, bathers on the beach, consumer goods etc, then I put all the photos on a board in my studio at home. The photos become paintings as I layer drawings, paints, textures over the canvas or board. Each piece can be based on a particular photograph or on several put together depending on how the composition works.
Balancing family life with my job, teaching art, and then finding time for my own art is a challenge. I did a bunch of work before my son was born last year and then making art went out the window for a while, although I have participated in three exhibitions since his arrival. I have a backlog of ideas and not enough time to see them to fruition. Enjoying life with my son is a priority right now and as he is getting more independent I am finding pockets of time to keep my art practice alive.
If you would like to find out more about Sara take a look at Sararaco Designs here
Have a lovely Monday xxoo