Sabra Khan's Profile

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I have been involved with animals and art most of my adult life. I graduated from college with a degree in studio art as well as secondary art education, and right out of college taught art for four years. When my husband and I relocated to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, I decided to pursue selling my art full time and for a number of years sold my work in regional art fairs. In a series of twists and turns this ultimately led me to rescuing and rehabbing unwanted companion parrots and I now run a non profit parrot rescue, Parrot Rescue Services. I also run a boarding facility and supply store for bird owners, called Avalon Parrots and became a mother for the first time at age 42. Although I found life too busy to continue exhibiting in art fairs I never stopped creating work when I had a few moments. I am primarily a painter, but I also work in stained glass, fabric, and most recently, polymer clay. I find polymer clay fits in nicely…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 10
  • Joined June 6, 2011

Favorite materials

watercolors, colored pencils, polymer clay, stained glass, fabric, acrylic paints

About

I have been involved with animals and art most of my adult life. I graduated from college with a degree in studio art as well as secondary art education, and right out of college taught art for four years. When my husband and I relocated to the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, I decided to pursue selling my art full time and for a number of years sold my work in regional art fairs. In a series of twists and turns this ultimately led me to rescuing and rehabbing unwanted companion parrots and I now run a non profit parrot rescue, Parrot Rescue Services. I also run a boarding facility and supply store for bird owners, called Avalon Parrots and became a mother for the first time at age 42. Although I found life too busy to continue exhibiting in art fairs I never stopped creating work when I had a few moments. I am primarily a painter, but I also work in stained glass, fabric, and most recently, polymer clay. I find polymer clay fits in nicely with my hectic life because it is so portable and is so versatile I am able to use it in many different ways. My work focuses mostly on my interest in parrots and the natural world, and proceeds help fund my
rescue efforts. My other favorite subject matter is my cats and over the years they have also been the source of many of my cards and paintings.
You can read more about my nonprofit rescue at www.parrotrescueservices.org.
Sales from my art help support my rescue
More information about my parrot store is available at www.avalonparrots.com

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