From an early time in her life, Sarah Stokes has had a passion for the arts and creating beauty for others to enjoy. She has painted since she could hold a brush, and at 14 Sarah enrolled in her first oil painting class. She went on to study at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, where a course in Color Theory had a huge impact on her and her work. Sarah celebrates color, light and life in her abstract paintings, which are at once modern and romantic. With a strong sense of painterly expression she crafts seas of color in organic and geometric forms as well as impressionist splashes and expressive drips, inviting viewers to consider the meaning of the chosen hues and their apparent forms. Sarah says that a central theme in her work is an exploration and even celebration of color in its raw glory. The emotional impact found in a canvas awash in a bold hue, the play of values among competing colors, and the illusion of light in art as well as in our world are all defining elements of her work.
Influential artists on Sarah’s work include Kandinsky, Ton Schulten, DeGrazia, and Brian Rutenberg, while her direct inspiration often comes from fashion, classic film, music, and all the life around her.
Giving back with her artwork is something Sarah truly enjoys doing whenever she has the opportunity. She has launched Pink Art in early 2012 to benefit breast cancer awareness + research, and she is involved with various other local and national organizations to which she donates artworks.…Read More