The narrative portraits of Sara Scribner weave flora and fauna with realism to create paintings that have a timeless quality. The subjects of Sara’s paintings are often women that appear to have a powerful connection to their surroundings. They are woven into a wilderness or dreamscape that uses flowers and animals to add a fanciful quality to the paintings. Her realist style is created by using oil paints in multiple layers until the subject appears life-like on the aluminum panel.
Traveling the world through books, sifting through stories, I find myths and folktales that use flora and fauna in their allegories. When combined with realism, the results are contemporary paintings that speak a language that has been used by painters and poets for centuries.