09. February 2018 - 19:00 till 21:00

Meet the Artist: Sarah Holtby | The Second Wedge Brewing Co. | Friday, 09. February 2018

We're welcoming our January/February featured artist, Sarah Holtby! Come and meet Sarah on Friday, February 9, and get to know her work. (And put a hold on a piece for yourself, if you're so inclined!)

From Sarah's bio:

As a self-taught artist formally educated in the discipline of Science, I am often asked how I balance between these seemingly divergent fields of interest. Yet, the more I learn, the more I discover the difficulty arises only in trying to separate the two. In my scientific studies I learned that ‘form’ goes hand-in-hand with ‘function’. I am artistically fascinated with ‘the form’, and to how to study it visually, and scientifically fascinated by how and why ‘the form’ functions. I am in constant amazement at the beautiful, complex and intricate living ‘forms’ that surround me.

I approach drawing much like a scientist, in meticulous curiosity. I want my work to reveal an intense study of detail, proportion, and biology, while provoking a strong sense of emotion. I learn by drawing, and that learning process carries an immense sense of appreciation for our living world. When I draw I feel an overwhelming connection to life, it is my desire to convey that to those that view it.

As a newcomer to the art world, I am finding my place. I am drawn to the human experience and the story that each person has to tell. Our faces tell a story and that is my aim and honour to capture in my photorealistic hand drawings. I work mostly in pencil crayon, but also work in pencil, ink, paint and pastel. I do both commissioned work as well personal pieces that are for sale.