East Meets West
Exhibit runs August 3rd through September 6th
Featuring work by Sarah Phippen and Rachel Saunders
Artists Reception: Thursday, August 17, 5 to 8 p.m.
Colorado realist Sarah Phippen portrays the West with an understanding that comes from a deep love of the land, people and animals of the region in which she was born and raised. Sarah’s formal training began with private lessons when she was 14. Since then she has studied with prominent artists John Coleman for sculpting, and painters Jay Moore, Jim Norton, Daniel Sprick, Sandra Kaplan, and Anthony J. Ryder, each of whom deepened her understanding of oil painting, color and composition.
In 2013 she was honored at the Phippen Museum Western Art Show and Sale, with the Joe Beeler CA Foundation Award, which recognizes an artist who exemplifies the quality of work and spirit of the West. In 2015 Western Art Collector honored her with an award for her body of work, and her work was recognized as a finalist in the 2015 International ARC Salon, a competition of contemporary realist artists. She won the American Academy of Equine Art’s Award of Excellence in the spring, 2017.
For more information on Sarah Phippen: sarahphippen.com/
Art has always been a theme in my life. I went to school to become an art historian but found myself making a living as an artisan and muralist, eventually running my own decorative painting company. In recent years I have returned to my original passion, painting on canvas. Initially I worked across a broad range of subject matter but found myself returning to the horse again and again. As a rider myself I have a deep passion for the equine human relationship. I find that painting is a natural extension of my keen interest in trying to understand my subject matter and express it’s mystery and beauty.
For more information on Rachel Saunders: rsaundersfineart.com/