Guided by Nature. Inspired by Color. Influenced by Movement. Enlivened by Creating.
Sarah Janece Garcia is an artist currently residing in Denver, Colorado. She works primarily in watercolor to create unique wildlife portraits and nature inspired paintings. Sarah’s work is influenced by her passion for art, attraction to color, and love for nature’s beauty. The energetic movements in her organic abstractions, along with vivid colors, and a focus on intricate detailing allows her work to capture nature in both literal and abstract ways.
Sarah’s paintings have been showcased at various group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York, Louisiana, & Texas) and international group exhibits in England (Bath, London, Norwich, & Yorkshire), South Africa (Johannesburg), Helsinki (Finland), Japan (Tokyo), and France (Paris). Such exhibits include being selected as a finalist in the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series as well as being a finalist of the Hunting Art Prize which is a prestigious annual competition with the most generous annual award in North America. Sarah’s work has won several awards, including having a painting designated as the grand prize winner in an art and design competition hosted by Uncommon Goods. After winning the design challenge, Uncommon Goods chose to offer multiple pieces of her work to their customers. These selected paintings have since been featured seasonally in the Uncommon Goods catalog which reaches millions worldwide. Sarah’s work has also been featured in various magazines including Art Materials Retailer, Dallas Style & Design, Patron Magazine, and more. She has also been featured, along with her art, on TV segments in San Antonio, Texas. Sarah's unique point of view, attention to detail, and bold artistic expression has caught the eye of many and her work continues to travel worldwide to reach collectors. One such notable collection her work is a part of is the Golden Artist Colors, Inc. collection in New York. After being a part of the Golden collection, working exclusively with Golden Artist Colors watercolor brand QoR Modern Watercolors, giving painting and art demos, and teaching workshops using the QoR products Sarah was designated in 2019 as a QoR Artist Educator. Sarah’s combined passions of creating art along with her deep love for nature and wildlife allows her to use her work to help raise awareness and funds for various wildlife charities, endangered species, and art organizations. She is a member of the non-profit organization Arts for Animals which is creating future artists and leaders in conservation through art education. Sarah also continues to work with groups such as Explorers Against Extinction, World Wildlife Fund, St. Jude, Incarnate Word College, and more to spread the love for art and animals through her donations, artistic abilities, and artwork. Sarah’s current line of watercolor work continues to be juried and accepted into nationally ranked art festivals and she has gallery representation in Austin, Texas, Evergreen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
"The delicate mix of strength and gentleness that can be found in nature really fascinates me and I enjoy exploring this balance in my work. Nature’s beauty enriches my soul and continues to bring me comfort and happiness at the precise moment I need it. I feel very strongly that when I show love and respect for nature, nature always returns the favor."