Corridan gallery of Santa Barbara

Contemporary Fine Art of Santa Barbara

Sarah Carr Original Pastel Paintings

About Sarah Carr

Sarah Carr has evolved her own very distinctive style of painting in pastel on sanded paper. Her pieces show a bold and confident execution, combining elements of plein air style with a beautiful impressionist palette and what has been called "perfect composition". She is drawn to "a certain viewpoint – a specific relationship between shapes and spaces". She then creates textures of light, shadow and reflection that transcend ordinary landscapes.
Sarah's formal education in art includes a BA in Studio Art from University of California, Santa Barbara and an MAE (Masters of Art Education) from Rhode Island School of Design. Sarah taught art in the Santa Barbara secondary schools; Dos Pueblos High School and Goleta Valley Junior High School for 35 years.

"I have a deep appreciation of the uniquely beautiful, natural landscape of the Santa Barbara area, which I have been painting for the last half century. When I paint, my intention is to capture both the peacefulness and the liveliness of what I see in our local environment. My work has been influenced by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists, including Monet, Pissaro, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Cassatt, Degas, and Cezanne."

Browse Sarah Carr's Fine Art Archival Prints

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Sarah Carr Painting

Mustard Fields at Naples

Sarah Carr Painting

Early Evening - Ellwood

Last Light - Bird Refuge

Sunrise - Capinteria Salt Marsh

Spring Evening at Naples

Easter Sunlight - San Marcos Foothills

Red Glow at Ellwood

Sundown - Carpinteria Salt Marsh

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