Artist’s Statement:

I revel in the feeling that washes over me when I look up into the night sky and see the stars in the infinity of space. I get the same feeling when I am sitting on a beach and watching the waves dance with the wind, or in the mountains watching eagles fly through the trees: an infinity of possibility. I feel like that is art at its core. When I paint, I try to surrender control and let the paint do what it wants to do while guiding it where I feel it should go. My current focus is on Watercolors. They are like painting with an undercurrent; you can’t control it, you just have to ride along with it. This makes every painting I do with them an adventure. My intention is that my artwork evokes an emotional response from the viewer that reminds them of some fond memory of a vacation they took, or the sense of wonder they felt the first time they picked up a comic book and saw a superhero that they identified with.

I try to blend traditional techniques, modern pop culture themes, and new experiments into a composition that will evoke the same sense of wonder and endless possibility that I experience when I look into the night sky.

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Sarah is originally from Littleton, Colorado. She moved to Alabama in 2002 to be closer to family and decided that was the perfect time to pursue her passion with her Art. She currently lives in the beautiful and art filled city of Huntsville, Alabama, not far from the renowned Lowe Mill Arts Center where her studio is located.

Sarah opened her studio on September 1, 2017 on the second floor of the old historic Lowe Mill in what is called the Flying Monkey Arts Center, 2nd floor South. Lowe Mill is currently the largest privately owned arts facility in the United States. It contains over 148 working studios, 200+ artists and makers, 6 fine art galleries, Alchemy Lounge coffee house, Piper and Leaf gardens, a multi-use theatre, and several performance venues where concerts, comedy shows, and other entertainment events are regularly held.

Check out the interview with Sarah by the Southern Fried Geek Girls here:
https://www.southernfriedgeekgirls.com/single-post/2017/05/26/Interview-with-Sarah-Wade-AKA-The-Turquoise-Mermaid

 

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