Featured Artist… Sara Jane Doberstein!

“Hangin In There” by Sara Jane Doberstein

Image: Sandpiper Gallery

Sandpiper Gallery, located on Sullivan’s Island has been a place that I love to take people who come to visit… they always find a cool piece of jewelry there. Sandpiper recently moved down the street, across from the infamous POE’S TAVERN (wonderful hamburgers, fish tacos, cool atmosphere, busy and happening place!). They now reside in a larger space. I look forward to getting out there to visit!

I thought this was an interesting piece by artist Sara Jane Doberstein. A different perspective, I like that. They way she captured the water, the rope and the crab, whoa! Very nice! If you get a chance, pop in the gallery to check out Sara’s work! If you aren’t in the area be sure to give her website a look! Here’s a blip about Sara from her website:

Sara Jane Doberstein was born in 1976 in Hamilton, Ontario, and has spent most of her life in Owen Sound, Ontario on beautiful Georgian Bay. She moved to British Columbia in 1996 to study at the Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, and has been a full-time artist since 2000. Her interest in the arts began at an early age, when she developed a passion for the American coastline during family trips to the Carolinas. She continues to visit the United States as often as possible, finding inspiration in the beauty of its coastal areas for her vivid paintings of seashells, sandpipers, and crabs.
Sara Jane’s diverse painting styles range from traditional representational to contemporary realism, and her work reflects a fascination with the natural world and its transformations. Whether her subject is a glossy cluster of cherries, the chipped paint of an antique, or the colorful jumble of seashells on a beach, her paintings capture the larger-than-life essence of everyday objects and scenes. Her playful, whimsical approach to her subjects is balanced by a technical mastery of paint, which combines to create detailed, thoughtful, and energetic compositions. 

Sara Jane is a member of the Oil Painters of America, CAC, and Muskoka Arts & Crafts. Her work has been included in many prominent juried exhibitions across North America, and has won a number of awards, including an Award of Excellence at the Oil Painters of America’s 14th Annual National Juried Exhibition. She has been featured in several publications, including Southwest Art’s “21 Under 31”, and “Start Your Collection”.  Sara Jane currently lives and works in Owen Sound and Muskoka, Ontario.

Ahhh, Sara lives on Georgian Bay in Canada… lucky girl! When I was a kid my parents would take our sailboat cruising Georgian Bay… great memories and a stunningly beautiful location! Catch you back here tomorrow!

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