Artist Statement

I think art is about a moment,
a mood, creating a little world;
fun, romantic, whimsical, & colorful.

Mostly I want to make something that causes people to smile each time they walk by.

About me

Byron, Minnesota has been my home since 2010, I live there with my husband and 2 Golden Retrievers and two cats. I love the rural areas surrounding Byron. I am also a proud mom of a special needs adult son with Fragile X and Autism.

 Art has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. I was told that I have been drawing dogs and other animals since I was two years old. Painting with acrylics started in junior high and continued in college while getting my degree in Graphic Design. Although I studied art in college, I consider myself self-taught.

My Inspiration

A big part of my art is inspired by my love of animals, both big and small, I love painting them and sculpting them. It’s a joy to watch videos of animals to see how they move and learn a little about them while I work on making their likeness. I also love nature and old stone architecture, oh and unicorns.

Sometimes I feel like a bunny jumping from garden to garden, there are just so many things I am interested in and want to capture in my art.

My Process

My process starts with a very precise plan, usually I create a digital drawing that I reference throughout the process. I think my background in graphic design and illustration projects has lead me to want to be as efficient with my time as possible. If I plan well then I find myself enjoying the time making my art more, I am able to get lost in creating while listening to audio books. Thank you public libraries!

The Future

I find fulfillment in continuing to learn and challenging myself, that’s how I discovered polymer clay. I watched one YouTube video and I immediately bought clay and made a little seal, it took forever but I did it. That little seal was just the beginning, it has been fun figuring out the medium and developing my own style. Polymer clay allows me to create in a different way. I enjoy thinking about the steps and order I need to take to make things.  


My art has taken me places I never had imagined. And introduced me to some very fine and helpful people. I can’t wait to see what happens next. 

Solo Art Show

2022 Family Friendly Art Show in 3D Rochester Public Library SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2022 10 AM – 1 PM

Local artist Sarah Hill will be showcasing her work in “Exploration of Sculptural Painting”. This Family Friendly Art Show is supported by a SEMAC Emerging Artists Grant. Activities include a family art hunt.

Scavenger hunt guides will be provided while supplies last.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

 

Group Art Shows

Coming 2022 July 29th, Houston Nature Center - Minnesota's  Driftless Area - A Visual Journey 

I am one of 7 artists creating art to bring awareness to water areas of SE Minnesota.

Coming 2022 Rochester Art Center, September-December,  Climate Change Art Show

Over 20 artists with a variety of disciplines and styles along with musicians composing original music for the reception.

Coming 2022 125LIVE, October-January 9th,  

To be Announced

2019/2020 Endangered and Threatened Species in Minnesota

I am one of seven artists who created art to bring awareness to the animals in our state that are declining. Our artwork was displayed at SEMVA Art Gallery, Quarry Hill Nature Center, Med City Arts Festival, 125 LIVE and will be traveling to Jay C. Hormel Nature Center.

Crossings at Carnegie

2019 Poet-Artist Collaboration

2018 Poet-Artist Collaboration

2016 Poet-Artist Collaboration 

For each of these annual shows I was honored to be juried into the show at Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota. 2018, September 20, SEMVA GALLERY One of three featured artists at SEMVA Artist Showcase.

2018 Art-A-whirl Cat art show Group Art Show

featuring cat art, benefiting a local feline rescue. Artspace Jackson Flats - Minneapolis Mn.

2017 Art Blitz Rochester MN I had an outdoor Art Booth Display

2019 Gods and Monsters

2018 Gods and Monsters

2017 Gods and Monsters

2016 Gods and Monsters

Group Halloween show, This has been a fun event that forces me to step out of my comfort zone. Artspace Jackson Flats - Minneapolis Mn.

2018 Unicorn Art show

2015 Unicorn Art show

2016 Unicorn Art show

Group show includes so many artists and variety of styles. Artspace Jackson Flats - Minneapolis Mn.

 

2017 Dinosaur Artshow July/August.

Byte Restaurant Minneapolis MN

2017 Natur Ball Art show -

Month of July

 

2016 Natur Ball Art show -

Month of June Artspace Jackson Flats - Minneapolis Mn.

 

2017 Pizza Luce Restaurant - St Paul, MN

My art hung for a month.

 

2016 Munsinger Clemens Art Fair in the Gardens

Outdoor Booth one day event, I was juried into the show.

Publications & Awards

2020 SEMAC Emerging Artists Grant

“Exploration of Sculptural Painting”. This Family Friendly Art Show is supported by a SEMAC Emerging Artists Grant. Activities include a family art hunt.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

Published: July 2019, 507 Magazine article.

My artwork was one of the works featured in the 507 Magazine article about the show.

Published: July 2019, 507 Magazine article.

I was honored to be interviewed by the 507 Magazine and My artwork was the webheader and in the article on the Post Bulletin Website 2018

R TOWN TV program on KSMQ

I was on the TV show with my 2 fellow artists in separate interviews at our SEMVA Artist Showcase.

2016 Zumbrota Main Street Banner

My Banner painting as one of the chosen to display the summer of 2016, on Main Street.

2016 Olmsted County Fair,

First Place and Best In Show - Professional Category Acrylic on Canvas