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About Me

Artist's Statement

I see the world with the volume turned up.

My paintings are a visual diary of the people and places I observe throughout my travels. From the spectacular natural beauty surrounding my home in eastern Tennessee to the distinctive lights and personalities of cities, there’s nothing that I love more than using vibrant color to capture these locales and make them my own.

Light at the edge of day, near sunrise or sunset, is most intriguing to me. I’m attracted to landscapes with dramatic angles, impressive skies, and natural bodies of water. In my cityscapes, I emphasize the beauty of the everyday. These paintings capture a range of subjects, from dynamic, down-the-street views to intimate portraits of anonymous individuals.

 

Background

I'm originally from southern Wisconsin (go Badgers, go Packers!) and I began my artistic career as a color stylist for Walt Disney Feature Animation. I now work as a professional artist in Knoxville, Tennessee. Landscapes and cityscapes are my favorite subjects and I paint exclusively in oil.

During the temperate seasons of the year, I often work outdoors, directly on location, to capture the many beautiful landscapes around my home. I also find inspiration in the natural and urban scenes that I encounter while traveling throughout the United States.

I began exhibiting my work in 2003 and my paintings are part of private collections throughout the country. In addition, I've won numerous awards in competitive national juried exhibitions.

I live in Knoxville, Tennessee with my husband, Tim, a professor, and our very spoiled dog, Maple (but is the dog really "spoiled" if she deserves it?). I've served as a board member for the Maryland Pastel Society and the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. In addition, I volunteer in our community throughout the year as a certified Master Gardener for the University of Tennessee Knox County Extension service.

 

Professional Affiliations

Oil Painters of America

The Knoxville Arts and Culture Alliance

Board Member, Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

The Chestnut Group of Plein Air Painters for the Land

Tennessee Craft

 

Where You Can Find My Artwork

Online through my web site, Instagram, and Facebook.

Juried outdoor art shows

The Grovewood Village Art Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina

Regional exhibitions

In my studio, by appointment

Sarah Pollock in her studio

In my Knoxville, Tennessee studio with "London Twilight"

 

Hiking with my studio mascot, Maple

Hiking in east Tennessee with my studio mascot, Maple.

 

Plein air painting in the field with my studio mascot, Maple.
Note the perfectly good picnic blanket for her, but she chooses to relax in the mud. ((sigh))

 

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