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Sarah Davies paints abstract landscape based on thoughts and experiences in magical natural places that have been worshipped and revered for centuries. Images of vast open valleys and distant filtered light observed during childhood road trips in the West appear in work that blurs the line between reality and abstraction. For her, creating art that suggests something beyond that which meets the eye is a way of exploring the relationship that ancient cultures had with the land and it’s secrets and mysteries. It is a way to invite deep exploration through abstract images.

Sarah spends as much time as possible in the mountains observing light, shapes and shadows that hold secrets of ancestors whose stories are yet untold. The silent powers of the natural world are her driving force. Sarah’s work is shown in Seattle Washington and Sun Valley, Idaho

 

JURIED SHOWS

2016 – Boise City Dept. of Arts & History: Linen District Fence Art

2014 -2015 Americans for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Sun Valley ID

2015 – nexStage Theater Group Exhibition

2014 – Aurobora Gallery, Group Exhibition, Ketchum ID

2013 – Wood River Fine Arts Gallery, group exhibition, Ketchum ID

2011 – Chase Gallery, Washington State Arts Commission Group Show

2010 – Tucson Art Museum, Annual Auction

2005 – 2007 – St. Luke’s Wood River Hospital Gallery, Ketchum, ID

2004 – 2007 – Poncho Art Auction, (Invitational) Seattle WA

 

GALLERY SHOWS

1996 – 2014 – Select Group Shows Seattle, WA and Sun Valley, ID

 

COMMISSIONS

2007 – 2014 – Private Collections , Seattle, WA, Palm Desert, CA, Sun Valley ,ID

 

EDUCATION

1971 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, University of Denver

1994 – Present – Seattle Academy of Fine Art, Coupeville Art Center, Pratt Institute of Fine Art, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Atelier with David deVillier

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1974 – 1994 – Corporate Fashion Director – Nordstrom

1995 – 2005 – Board Member – Pilchuck Glass School

1997, 1998 – Auction Chair – Pilchuck Glass School

1994 – 2011 – Freelance Fashion Consultant and Stylist – (Lonchamp, Tumi, Worth, Tommy Bahama, Amazon)