Sara Sheffield, born in Wichita, Kansas, has lived most of her life in Nova Scotia. She is an artist working in pencil, watercolour, oil, pastel, glass mosaic, driftwood creations, and assemblages. Her paintings focus primarily on landscapes, seascapes, old structures.
Sometimes a place, a scene, catcher her up, evokes a feeling, makes her look twice. That creat4es a desire to capture the place, the feeling and express it on a background that others will see and enjoy.
Although Sara has a B. Ed. And two M. Ed.s, she has not had a formal education in fine art, except for a few classes taken in the Art Department at Wichita State University. She has taken numerous painting lasses through continuing education programs and has participated in a number of workshops, mostly in Nova Scotia and also in North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Hawaii, New York and France. She recently attended the Yuma Art Symposium, in Arizona.
Sara has had work exhibited in the Art Sales and Rental Shop at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and has been featured in their journal. She has also exhibited at Liscombe Lodge, Marquis of Dufferin Inn, Old Anderson House, McCourts Seaside Gallery, Craig Gallery, Old School Gallery in Musquodoboit Harbour and other smaller venues. She continues to display work in her won studio/gallery.
When living in Halifax, Sara was a member of Contemporary Artists Association and Atlantic Amateur Artists Association. She is now a member of VANS and Seacoast Trail Art Association. For the past several years, Sara has participated in Annapolis Royal’s event, Paint the Town.
Sara plans to continue learning, through observing, reading, participating in classes/workshops, experimenting with new and traditional materials.
Spry Bay Village, Nova Scotia