Sarah Winkler

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British-born, Colorado-based artist, Sarah Winkler, grew up in the 1970s listening to the classic sounds of the American West through her father’s vinyl collection when they lived abroad in Africa and the Far East. A pivotal road trip across the American West as a teen on a family vacation planted the seed to once again return to this majestic landscape. Her family emigrated from England to the US in 1989, where she studied Art, Creative Writing and Earth Science at William Paterson University in NJ. After a brief career in Graphic Design that took her from Virginia to Los Angeles, Winkler returned to fine art.

Her outdoor adventures translate into the stories and moments that connect us all to the raw beauty and power of nature. Winkler has shown extensively for the past 15 years in galleries and regional museums. Her work is in prominent national and international collections and has been featured in Cowboys & Indians magazine, American Art Collector magazine and in the documentary, Moment, by Making Art Films.


Just as the earth’s geological formations present a layered landscape, so, too, do Colorado based artist, Sarah Winkler’s acrylic works. She mimics the process of erosion by applying paint onto wood panels, then sanding back through layer after layer. Often embedding actual minerals collected from the landscape into each work. Through her paintings, Winkler promotes the same love of wild spaces and conservation of wilderness to others that she has. Her more abstract approach to landscapes allows for those ideas, like conservation, to be passed through the painting and also carry more intrigue and discovery. Her layered landscapes are reflections about land, time and process with a focus on subjects that define the American Western Landscape.

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