Sarah's work

" I am dedicated to making art that plays a role in the protection of public lands, clean water or climate issues. "
" Art has allowed me to channel that infatuation and share it with others in a bigger way that also provokes curiosity, experience and action. "

What is the most intense outdoor adventure you've experienced?

Me and an old boyfriend decided to do a multi sport adventure that celebrates the backyard we live in and also the pure joy of doing something fun and ambitious just for the heck of it even if it’s not epic and never been done before. We left our house …

Me and an old boyfriend decided to do a multi sport adventure that celebrates the backyard we live in and also the pure joy of doing something fun and ambitious just for the heck of it even if it’s not epic and never been done before. We left our house on mountain bikes and rode up to the wilderness boundary on mount Sopris, hiked to The summit, back to the bikes and then rode down the other side of the mountain to the Roaring fork river where we blew up our sleeping pads and floated back home to carbondale!

How does nature and/or outdoor adventuring inspire your art?

They are one and the same. I create art outside while in the the mountains because that’s where I feel the most alive. When I’m back home or in the city I create art that reminds me of when I was in the mountains. The outdoors is both my inspiration …

They are one and the same. I create art outside while in the the mountains because that’s where I feel the most alive. When I’m back home or in the city I create art that reminds me of when I was in the mountains. The outdoors is both my inspiration and my muse.

Are there any nature enthusiasts/outdoor adventurists that particularly inspire you?

Terry tempest Williams and Mary Oliver.

Terry tempest Williams and Mary Oliver.

What music accompanies you outdoors?

None. I like to listen to what the birds and the wind are saying.

None. I like to listen to what the birds and the wind are saying.

Favorite meal to eat in the backcountry?

Fancy meat and cheese goodies with a baguette.

Fancy meat and cheese goodies with a baguette.

What is your most prized piece of gear?

My paintbrushes!

My paintbrushes!

What is your favorite place to get outside? (or a favorite National Park?)

My backyard, the Roaring Fork valley Colorado.

My backyard, the Roaring Fork valley Colorado.

If you had to choose: While out and about in nature, would you rather have?

Wine or chocolate?
Wine!
Best friend or favorite shoes?
Best friend.
Chapstick or blister tape?
Chocolate

Wine or chocolate?

Wine!

Best friend or favorite shoes?

Best friend.

Chapstick or blister tape?

Chocolate