Inspired by experiencing landscapes, Sarah Winkler soaks in the emotion of a place before removing herself to reconstruct it through a poetic rendering of fragments and segments. Small sketches become source material for collage studies. Winkler creates her large-scale acrylic paintings from these, utilizing a variety of techniques to achieve a range of surface textures to mimic those of the materials used in her collages. Locations like Mount Rainier National Park and Medicine Bow National Forest are not depicted with identical exactness. Winkler is instead interested in allowing her work to exist in the abstract state between the physical world and the emotive experiences of place.
Sarah Winkler received a BA in Art, Earth Science, and English Literature from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Her artwork has been presented at museums including the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA; Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA; and the Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square, Delray Beach, FL. Winkler's artwork was selected by the US Ambassador to Tajikistan to be presented in the Ambassador’s Residence in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, through the Art in Embassies Program of the United States State Department. Winkler has been the subject of extensive press, and her artwork is part of collections such as Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA; The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, CO; and Albemarle Corporation, Charlotte, NC.
Sarah Winkler: MOMENT by MAKING ART films 2019
Sara Winkler | Artist Interview
Sarah Winkler Art in Embassies Interview 2021