ABOUT SARAH BUTCHER
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I have two distinct styles.
The first style uses traditional materials like canvas, paint and collage. These colorful abstract images focus on elliptical patterns or fields of color.
The second style uses digital tools. These representational images capture local scenes using a process I call photo-subtractive drawing.
When I photograph I use my iphone primarily. I like to photograph what is close by and familiar. My home, work and the drive in between. I am ultimately simple. If it's not around me it is out of reach. I like the idea of serendipity in my work and in my life as well. Its fun to "happen upon" a great composition.
I don't like to force creation. It must happen naturally or it feels stiff to me.
I turn up what is there and turn on what
felt at the time - to reveal more of what I imagined when shooting. I add a drawing layer then add or subtract from. Sometimes the process leads me to add areas of color and line.
For me its about the process of discovering what is going to happen.
Life as an independent artist
It is difficult to be a one woman enterprise. I am trying to keep my site current and not too busy!
I have a tendency to go in various directions. I am in the process of refining my site and concentrating on digital painting and mobile device workshops. I would like to find a venue to hold my mobile device aka smart phone art making classes. I'm thinking that I might just hold them outside in public parks.
The class at Mt. Vernon Place was very well received. Send me any feedback you might have.
About the Workshops
The Workshops and Classes are led by Sarah Butcher.
Sarah is an award winning artist and art educator with 20 years experience teaching and making art.
Every effort is made to give you or your child an exceptional art experience.
About the Shop
All the art in the shop is produced by me. I make every effort to create and ship art that is of high quality . If you receive a damaged piece or are unhappy with your purchase you may return it for a full refund. Since I operate a small business returns need to be made within 10 days of receiving the item or items.
If you want an item matted and framed I can do that for you at an additional cost.
Some special order items can be "proofed" before you buy.
I am partnering with several fine jewelry companies to bring you "artful" jewelry.
Be assured that I only accept high quality, lead free, toxin free merchandise.
Please email me any concerns or questions you might have before you make a purchase.
Detail of one of 4 diptychs installed at the Lenore Apartments. Each painting in the series measures 3 by 9 feet.
I began my teaching career when my children were about 6 and 8 years old.
I developed skills in technology and art education. I discovered that teaching art is an instrumental part of creating my own art. I have developed curriculum for studio art, digital media and technology and am an ardent advocate for 21st century learning and teaching.