A native of Baltimore, Maryland Sarah Butcher received her BFA from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She is a past studio artist at The School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. Her large abstract expressionist paintings have been sold through Interior Designers and small galleries in the Baltimore Area. She won her first art award in 1980. As an art educator Sarah excels in the integration of traditional and digital media. Her recent work is mostly digital in a style she refers to as photo-subtractive drawing. This style incorporates a digital image with the tradtional markings of a drawing. The result are quite illustrative akin to 1960's magazine advertisements.
Her subjects are the people, places and things close by. Her garden and daughters, Hannah and Rebecca quite frequently appear. Sarah says " My inspiration is in the everyday commute or meditation in my backyard. Though I use digital tools, I dislike the artifice of modern life. I like to record the simple joys of the ordinary day.
Recent Illustration work can be found in the magazine "Green Prints", "The Inked Filled Page" and "Wickcliffe, A History."