mbjgreen on Sep 22, 2016
majocham on Apr 1, 2015
Beautiful print. Arrived in beautiful condition. Quality is top notch. Would order again without hesitation.
Anonymous on Feb 5, 2013
Lovely piece. The background colors are much more vivid than they appeared on my monitor. It makes a statement in it's new home in my dining area.
Which style do I feature?
My goal has always been to market my Mexi-Czech style, but after ramping up and also painting consistently in my Visual Poetry style in order to learn to paint left-handed, my huge quandry was how to present my work in one shop.
With a background in visual communication, marketing, branding, merchandising and developing a product line, my training said, how can I do this? Against my visual communications training, I jumped in with both feet and combined my two styles in this one shop.
So I'm just beginning with my Etsy shop, even though I've been selling my work in Denver for the last several years.
Sarah at Play
One of the ways I'm inspired..hanging with friends, wearing a silly sombrero at one of my favorite spots in Denver, laughing, discussing life....
I began to develop my Mexi-Czech painting style 1995 when I began to paint on ceramics. Finally in 2000, I started to paint this style on canvas. And while I've alway painted in a somewhat loose impressionistic style as well, I also began to paint a few Visual Poetry paintings in 2007 ...and then in 2010, life took one of those unexpected turns.
While painting for an upcoming show, my right arm "just quit". I lost all reflex action and most fine motor skills. At times I couldn't write my name. After seeing a number of doctors, it took surgery to discover that a childhood car accident injury plus ski accident a few years ago equaled "big problem" - missing "parts" plus other "parts" hitting this nerve and that.
I just can't not paint, so even before the big discovery of what was behind the problem, I started painting with my left hand. Since my newer visual poetry paintings are painted with my non-dominent left-hand, there are stylistic differences from older works. After much rehab and sheer determination, I'm also finally able to paint my Mexi-Czech style by laying in color as a "lefty" and detailing with my right, utilziing the tiny strokes I can acheive with my limited mobility. So I can't shake your hand in the same way I used to, but I can still paint even my larger pieces!
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I WILL COMBINE SHIPPING...Please contact me and let me know which paintings or prints you want shipped together and I can give you a quote and then adjust the shipping amount.
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