Sarah Treanor's Profile
I have been using art to cope with life’s challenges nearly all my life. At age nine, I lost my mother to breast cancer. Making art became my sanctuary, my escape from the pain. In my adult life I’ve come to use creativity to cope with things I never imagined I would have to at such a young age. In my mid-twenties, I lost my father to heart and lung disease. Parentless at 26, I took up photography as an escape. I found that when I was behind the camera I went to a whole other place… able to focus on the present moment and on finding the beauty right in front of me. It was meditative and created a sanctuary again for me – just like other art forms did for me as a child.
Then, in the summer of 2012, my fiancé was killed very suddenly in a helicopter crash while working as a contract pilot. I was three months shy of my 30th birthday and my whole future vanished with one phone call…
- Born on September 22
- Joined June 26, 2011