Sara Drescher earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art with an emphasis in painting and drawing from the University of North Texas School of Visual Arts. In the last year of her studies, Sara started combining her faith and her art. She is interested in taking the ancient tradition of religious art (especially icons) and bringing it into the 21st century using surrealism, expressionism, and symbols.
After college, Sara started out as a designer for a wholesale company. Having a full-time job, in which she traveled, did not allow her time to create. So, she quit her job in 2001 and started a new career as a full-time professional artist. Portraits, murals, and other commissioned work became her "bread and butter" as she built her art career. Sara still does portraits, commissions, and teaches art to adults in addition to selling her own work to collectors across the Southwest. She participates in art festivals, juried art exhibits, and has been an artist in residence twice. Being a professional artist has given Sara the time and space to allow her work to develop and evolve. Creating excellent art and leaving a strong artistic legacy is something Sara does for her collectors and herself.
Recently, she had a solo exhibition at the Museum of the Southwest in Midland, TX, the CASE Gallery in Ft. Morgan, CO and a collaborative exhibit with artist Brad King at Kamiposi Gallery in Midland, TX.
Her work has been recognized in juried art shows many times with a Best In Show award at the “Fem Fantastico” show at the Nancy Fyfe Cardozier Gallery in 2010 and at the OAA Spring Art Exhibit at the Ellen Noel Art Museum in 2014. Sara was the Distinguished Artist at the “Celebration of the Arts” 2012 in Midland, the “Library Artist” in residence in 2014, and she was the artist in residence at the Museum of the Southwest Children’s Museum in 2006. She has chaired several juried exhibits for the Midland Arts Association.
Sara has a passion for helping children in need and has created a series of artwork to raise money for organizations with which she has direct ties. "The Seeds and Light Project" benefits local children in the foster system, survivors of sex trafficking in Southeast Asia, and children in poverty around the world. She hopes to someday be able to make this project an official foundation and partner with other artists who have the same heart. Read more about "The Seeds and Light Project" here.
Currently, she lives in Midland, Texas with her Doberman, Coco. When she is not in her studio painting, she loves searching antique malls and flea markets for fun, vintage designs.
See her work at Kelly D Kennedy Fine Art Gallery in Midland, TX
3520 Imperial Ave
Midland, TX 79707
+1 432 242 2089
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To commission a painting from Sara, please start by pricing her current work for sale here. A custom piece of art will be priced based on the size and an additional 15-20% will be added to cover the time and effort of creating a piece of art just for you. Sara will be happy to create a custom piece of art in her style to fit your size, color, and/or thematic needs. Please contact Sara to start the consultation process.