I’m an artist from a little old woodsy town in New Hampshire.
I love to create and when I’m not making art I’m daydreaming of future pieces. I love to paint strange juxtapositions and sustained, borderline-awkward eye contact. I’m constantly trying to visualize in an illustration what can’t be seen in the real world. Painting wind is my favorite. I feel you can’t ever have enough colors in your art. That is what the Mesiah Lisa Frank taught me when I was a wee-nut.
While spare time can be hard to come by in between deadlines, I love traveling and while doing that I try a bit of ghost hunting. I am on a quest to see my first full on ghost. Ask me about the closest I’ve come to that craziness. It’s a fun story involving The Queen Mary in Long Beach. I wish I could live in that ship! My other life journeys involve finding the best pulled pork and wonton soup. Though not together. Then I hang glide during nice weather and art-fu the rest of the time. Currently various British comedy episodes fill in the gaps and karaoke finishes it all off. When back in New Hampshire I can be found scouring (literally) cemeteries restoring and cleaning old gravestones with my mom.
Credits of past work are that I’ve illustrated the kid’s book from Yen Press, “Kitty and Dino” which was nominated for a 2013 Eisner Award (Best Publication for Young Readers) and have been steadily working on variant covers for the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic comic series from IDW. I have also contributed interior art to a couple Pony tales. Other work from IDW includes covers for Jem and The Holograms and an interior story for Ghostbusters. I’m the illustrator of the DC Collectables’ Justice League Tarot Card Set and have done variant covers for Marvel’s Deadpool, Dynamite’s Bob’s Burgers and Oni Press’ Rick and Morty. (Those last two titles are my favorite cartoons and Deadpool was the character to get me back into comics years ago. Life is good.)
A couple last tidbits: I’m heavily inspired by Art Deco, Art Nouveau, and 80’s Fashion. Japanese Ink Paintings (sumi-e) I love for their simplicity in composition, so much so that my signature is “Sara” in katakana. I try to emulate the simplicity and movement of my inspirations in my work. What else….I live with an evil cow/cat hybrid named Darwin and vintage clothing stores are my kryptonite. Hmmm….I like dinosaurs, anything Scottish (especially haggis), and sushi….I guess I just really like food.
I like saving turtles from busy roads. (Snapping turtles you need a stick to scoot those beautiful monsters across. That is my turtle wisdom to you, reader.)
And also, I’m terrified of centipedes.
Venues my art has been on display
Prelude Portsmouth, NH
Double Midnight Comics Manchester, NH
Iron Works Tattoo Portsmouth, NH
Harrison’s Comics Manchester, NH
Metropolis Comic Art Gallery Albuquerque, NM
LTD. Art Gallery Seattle, WA
“Art Below” in the Angel Tube Station London
Community SoCal Anaheim, CA
Hero Complex Gallery Los Angeles, CA
A/NT Gallery Seattle, WA
PIQ! Gallery NYC
San Diego Comic Art Gallery San Diego, CA
The Mystic Museum Burbank, CA
Companies I’ve worked with
Yen Press (of Hachette Books)