sarahkamsler

Monday, January 21, 2008


etsy store: sarahkamsler
listing: alternate channels
artist: Sarah Kamsler

Based in Portland, Oregon, Sarah Kamsler surely has some great inspiration and it's apparent in her paintings. Nature is prevalent throughout her work with trees often being the focal point.

Consistently throughout her work, Sarah's paintings have a certain playful, yet spiritual feel to them. It's a curiously equal combination of the two that's rarely seen in the art world and Kamsler makes it work. Art that attempts to fuse both elements of playful and spiritual often heavily lean towards one direction or another. It's this duality that causes me to reflect how her paintings came to this point.

Sarah paints her trees in a simple, yet profound iconic manner. They can be interpreted as trees or as arrows boldly pointing to the heavens.

The trees are seen doing different things within each environment. Sometimes they're grounded in the earth. Other times they dance about in the sky. It seems these trees, despite their iconic state, have different lively personalities.

Trees are an easy thing to overlook in our society. After all, we see them everywhere from parks to parking lots to street corners. In her paintings, Sarah Kamsler reminds us that trees and nature offer boundless reflections of the variety of all forms of life from environment nature to human nature.

6 comments:

Cheryl Anne said...

lovely piece of art!

Dharma Designs said...

Great article - and great artist! THANKS for featuring fellow Etsy artists. I regularly feature them, too...
http://dharmadesigns.blogspot.com

Harmony said...

Wonderful feature! Very thoughtfully written!

Nicole said...

lovely! congrats sarah :)

Erik Maldre said...

Thanks for all the kind words on my quick review, dharma designs and harmony.

Octavine Illustration said...

this is such a beautiful piece. wonderful article. love to read about talented emerging artists.