SARAH ASLAKSON

watercolor • oil • mosaic • woodcut


Sarah AslaksonThe most important element to me is the use of color - particularly in how color itself, rather than shading or composition, affect mood and the viewer's response. I have used the same or variations on a compositional theme repeatedly, using different colors and color combinations to achieve different moods and responses to my work.

I am also interested in nature as it appears in a "natural" environment, rather than one where plants and land formations are manipulated or designed by people. To this end, I have concentrated on wild areas, which people often overlook, such as country roadsides - spaces where the plants are not planted or managed. The natural variety and selection is infinitely more interesting and dynamic than anything organized by a person.

When I look over my paintings I can see the overall themes of nature and color. I try to incorporate what I have learned along my life and painting journey into my current work. Recently, I have begun to paint animals of all sorts and travel remembrances.

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  • By the Light of the Moon
  • Mosquito Tile
  • Harvestores
  • Undergrowth Wander

Born in Brooklyn, NY, I came to Wisconsin to attend college and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Fine Art. I began watercolor painting in the late 70s and have shown my work in exhibits throughout the U.S. Currently my work can be seen in four Wisconsin galleries (in Madison, Milwaukee, Elkhart Lake, and Pewaukee) as well as galleries in Philadelphia; Fair Lawn, NJ; Naples, FL; and Rochester, MI. I have won awards throughout the country and my work is owned and shown in museums and over 50 corporations, hospitals, and public buildings.

DEMONSTRATION: I will be demonstrating one of my techniques, probably watercolor. I also could be demonstrating mosaics or woodcut. Whatever technique I demonstrate will be included in my exhibit.

STUDIO ACCESS: After a short walk between perennial flower gardens, and across a mowed lawn which slants gently upward, there are three steps up into the Hen House Studio/Gallery. The space within is very well lit, but it has a slightly uneven floor. Refreshments will be served.

Credit Cards are not accepted by this artist.

Sarah Aslakson will be exhibiting at:
Bauer Studio
N-9075 York Center Road, Blanchardville, WI | 608-523-4987
Contact Sarah: 608-543-3579 | aslakson@wisc.edu | sarahaslakson.com