Sarah Anne Evans
An Artist’s life is always full of inspirations and creativeness and many skills. I find many inspirations and creativeness among the out-of-doors, my garden in particular and nature in general, reading, poetry, and general love for life and the animals who we share our planet with every day. To paint and draw landscapes and more to share those wonders of nature with others is my ultimate goal.
I am known as “Sallie.” I majored in Fine Arts, minored in English Literature at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. I attended evening school at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Fine Arts, and studied at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California. I am a member of Arts Benicia, Benicia, California, a member of “Da Group” plein air painters in Benicia, a “Fellow” member of the International Guild of Miniature Artisans, member-at-large of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, and former member of the Solano County Arts Counsel and volunteer for the Flyway Festival and Historical Shoreline Preserve on Mare Island producing the featured Flyway Art Show.
I design and handcraft fine miniature needlework in 1 inch to 1 foot, 1-1/2 inch to 1 foot and ¼ inch to 1 foot scales, as well as miniature needlework kits. I use various methods and skills in needlework including, petit pointe, rug hooking, candlewicking, quilting, and braided rugs.
I have written a feature article on miniature needlework for Needlepoint News in the May/June 1986 issue. My miniature needlework has been shown in several miniature magazines and books on miniature needlework. I also teach miniature needlework, and have been a featured speaker on several other occasions in the past several years. In 1995, I have taught a miniature needlepoint class at the Embroiderer’s Guild of America at their annual EGA Seminar in Denver, Colorado in 1995. In September 2009, I was a featured speaker on miniatures at the McCune Room of the J.F. Kennedy Library in Vallejo, California.
When I retired, I took the leap back to the fine arts in 2001, life size of course (but paint in the above-mentioned scales as well) after many years of making a real living as a litigation secretary. I work primarily in watercolor and various other water media, but do a variety of paintings, drawings in pen and ink, pencils, colored pencil, acrylics, and oil painting. I also create 3 dimensional structures in 1 inch to ½ inch scale. I have shown my art work at various locations, but primarily at the Coal Shed Open Studios each year.
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