Arctic Artists
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Sarah Shaw - Biography

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I set up a blank canvas to express what I cannot portray with words.

When I start to paint, my mood is the decision maker. Am I hands on today - blending pastels with my fingers? Am I ready to create texture with knives and other exploratory tools? Am I calm & collected enough to work smooth & delicate brushstrokes? I employ a more representational style, mainly through landscape and floral images. When I attempt an abstract painting, I cannot refrain from applying the small details that will convert it into realism. These are the elements that give me gratification on completing an elaborate and challenging piece of art.

I have painted ever since I was a young girl, learning from my father who's also an artist. After years of practice, many areas of art come easily to me, but others need work and direction and I continue exploring. I usually paint just for myself, or as a gift for family or friends - these often lead to requests for more paintings or murals. I attended Tercero Duarte Art School in Guatemala from 1991 - 1995, then Pastels to Acrylics in Durham College in 2001.

I have been teaching out of my home since 2002. I teach art out of my studio to children ages 3 and up, and to interested adults. When I am working with a student, seeing their joy upon completion of a piece of art is a real delight to me. Knowing I helped them develop their creativity and expression is nearly as satisfying as completing a piece myself.

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Contact (please add "Arctic Artists" in the subject line of an email)
Sarah Shaw
Canada
Tel: 905-431-1625
Email: artisticmother@rogers.com
Web: www.sarahshaw.ca
 
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