Gallery: Roadhouse Relics; 1720 S. 1st, Austin, TX 78704
American Farmhouse Style, Summer 2018
American Farmhouse Style, Spring 2018
Where Women Create, Spring 2016
Flea Market Decor, Summer 2016
Sarah is a mummy, a crafter, a painter, a maker, a worker and an artist living in Austin, TX.
While painting is her primary creative outlet, Sarah worked with her husband Todd Sanders to restore and decorate both their family weekend getaway farmhouse and vintage Airstream.
Sarah's paintings are typically focused on the classic icons of the country and western world and are used as decor in her design. Everyone knows their names - Merle, Willie, Hank, Dolly, Waylon: the list goes on. Sarah likes to show them in typical honky-tonk environments.
Largely self-taught, Sarah paints in quick-drying acrylics so she can see results while inspiration is still fresh. She likes to use contrasting blacks, whites, and other dark colors to evoke that late-night, gritty atmosphere of bars and clubs. She also likes to use muted bright colors to emphasize the harsh glare of show business life.
Sarah believes we need music to live well as much as we need anything else. Though not a musician herself, she has been around music and musicians all her life, from an infancy that included regular backstage naps at le Hibou in Ottawa as a baby and a childhood in Maritime Canada surrounded by fiddlers and other musicians.
Sarah lives with her husband and son in Austin, Texas, and devotes as much time as she can to doing what she loves, while at the same time earning a living with one of the city's high-tech companies.