Number of painters: 177
Last update: Sunday Apr 30, 2017
Sarah Canfield has exhibited her work throughout the northeast and has won numerous awards at the local and national levels for her still life paintings. She received a BFA from Alfred University with honors and a master's degree in art therapy from Concordia University in Montreal. Sarah paints in both oils and pastels and she is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America.
My paintings explore human relationships and emotions through still life. I use rich color to project a heightened perception of reality. Through representing familiar objects of life, I confront the viewer with a magnified and intensified view of the ordinary. The arrangements I use suggest a narrative or emotional tension through the color, lighting and placement of objects. The objects I represent then transcend their ordinary context and assume a metaphoric flesh and blood. The tension between objects often becomes a metaphor for both inner conflicts and external relationships. I use altered perspectives and angles to further question the viewer's perception of reality and to create a sense of movement and energy in each piece. My intention is to challenge the viewer to examine this altered view and create their own unique associations.
Source: Sarah Canfield