Artist, Sara Sawyer, born not far from The Art Institute of Chicago, remembers the intense impression the place made on her when she was young. She accompanied her artist father, Frank Sawyer, to his monthly drawing sessions there. From that point on, a pad of paper and a pencil was all her parents would have to provide to entertain her. Drawing kept their "daydreamer" busy for hours.
"This taught me the pleasure of losing myself in a visual world of my own imagining...a world always waiting to welcome me back," Sara says. "Art has always been my refuge and my joy."
She remembers wih great nostalgia and pride the time during the decade of the 1980's when she and her husband and daughters, Heather and Mara, lived in Spain. As a family, they were able to live and breath art. Sara and David loved their life as professional artists exhibiting successfully in many cities in Spain. Sara often reflects, "It is gratifying to know that many of my drawings and paintings have found good homes within collections in Spain, the U.S.A., and other parts of the world."
"How rich it is; if one can only remember what one has seen, one is never without food for thought or truly lonely, never alone."
-- Vincent van Gogh to Theo, 1878
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Life-long studio artist.
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Taught Art (K-14) for over 18 years in Colorado, California, Spain, and in Connecticut as the Head of the Art Department of a small private school.
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