Sarah, what type of art do you create?
Fine Art Storytelling Portraiture, particularly painted children's portraiture.
How did you get started creating this particular type of art?
As a child, I could sit for hours watching Bob Ross teach the world to paint through his television show called, "The Joy of Painting."
One of my earliest memories is how fond I was of art class in elementary school. I loved photography from a very early age and one of my very first jobs was a photographer at Sears Portrait Studio. It was there that I learned the basics of portrait posing.
Though art was a passion of mine, I pursued a business degree and spent over a decade negotiating contracts for the US Government.
After having children of my own, I cherished them so much that I constantly wanted to remember every age and every stage of their lives. The problem that I encountered was that my memories of their early stages were fading as fast as they were growing. Candid pictures or even general portrait sessions didn't capture them as beautifully as my emotions felt toward them.
I began learning everything I could about photography and developed my painting skills. This unique combination allowed me to create emotive portraiture that truly captured the emotion I was feeling toward my children as beautifully as I felt it. I opened my commercial studio in 2012 after my second child was born.
Tell us the story behind one of your favorite creations.
Blossoming Beauty is a portrait I created of a young girl as she began entering the tween years. I saw her constantly wrestle with feeling torn between the toys of childhood and the romanticism of becoming a young lady. We placed the toy behind her to communicate that stage of life is beginning to fade behind her while the rose represents the romanticism of becoming a young lady and is placed in the front of her to communicate that stage is beginning to blossom.
Learn more about Sarah's work:
Pixel Me Photography
About the Artist:
Principle photographer and studio owner, Sarah Annerton, CPP, is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and an International Bronze Photographer of the Year. Her work and education programs are followed by clients and students nationwide.
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