SARAH MCRAE MORTON
Sarah McRae Morton’s paintings are woven with stories from her familial heritage, folklore, and historic curiosities. Her often surreal oil paintings blend reality with mystery or fantasy, and highlight her mastery of paint. Figures appear blurred as if in motion, without losing any integrity of form or clarity. Subjects are pulled from centuries past, or are transported to landscapes and interiors that represent another era. McRae Morton’s skill as a painter and ability to convey narrative and emotion allow viewers to be swept up in the moments she creates.
Sarah McRae Morton received a Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, and studied at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME. She also studied with the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in partnership with the Vatican Museum Laboratory, through The Trinity College, Rome, Italy. Her work is shown across the United States and in Germany. McRae Morton has been an Artist in Residence at Monson Arts Residency, Monson, ME; Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA; and Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT.