By: Brandon Mangan
Sarah began working with ceramics in a class at college at the age of 16, where she later graduated with a degree in Public Relations and Marketing, while minoring in art. Originally from Louisiana, Sarah’s family followed her father’s career in the energy sector, a life that gave her a breadth of experience and an intimate relationship with the notion that home is where the heart makes it. She met her husband at Howard Payne University, and they made a full life for themselves in north-central Texas. They’re now proud parents, accomplished business owners, and by all accounts highly valued members of their community. They treasure their roots and teach what that means to their children. Sarah holds fond memories while making more as her family spends summers on the shores she grew familiar with in her youth.
Sarah describes her affinity for working with clay, likening it to playing in the dirt as a kid, how creative one can be in such an untamed environment. Through training, work, and time she’s explored technique, she’s kept her own studio, she’s developed a familiarity with the craft that one does only with those things we do often and do well. She learned the art, has made the craft, and taught it to others.
Last summer Sarah began to paint. She was called to it in a way, as she had recently gone through a series of personal trauma’s and knew that art and her expression could help her find the clarity to move through it. She came to realize old methods wouldn’t suffice, she needed a new way and she found it in painting.
Sarah says “Being creative is something that is ingrained in me and a process I have always used in all parts of my life including my personal and professional life. I now prioritize it daily and I feel that it keeps me balanced.”
Sarah’s art has since taken a new shape with an additional dimension. With perceptible inspiration this art is sure to stand out and spark conversation. She is currently represented and licensed through Chaos Art Company LLC. You can also look for her upcoming art exhibit scheduled for the Summer of 2020.