Sara Risley

Artist Statement

As an artist, I tend to see the world differently.  I notice the odd play of light, the reflection rather than the water, the crack in the sidewalk, the imperfections of a useful item.  I record everyday things and then add, enhance, layer, and refine to create beauty from that which most overlook.  My subjects are as simple as pavement, reflections, frost on the window, snow covered rearview mirrors, a nurse’s whimsical scrubs, or a scratched metal cart.

I approach my photography in an exploratory manner.  Using my camera and I-phone non-traditionally, I look for ways to make the mundane exceptional and then experiment on the computer until I feel the final piece has been revealed. My work is a whimsical practice of both serendipity and precision. 

The most striking feature of my work is color-- bright, intense, and vibrant. The color might come from the subject matter or might be revealed when layering or saturating many images. Often my paintings become additional source material for my photographic art.  I hope viewers will be drawn to the images or colors that appeal to them.  The i

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Sara Risley
Enigma Variations by Sara Risley
Enigma Variations
12 x 5 in.
$85.00
Flora 1 by Sara Risley
Flora 1
8 x 8 in.
$85.00
Older by Sara Risley
Older
10 x 10 in.
$85.00
Screaming Dawn by Sara Risley
Screaming Dawn
8 x 8 in.
$85.00
She Asked by Sara Risley
She Asked
8 x 8 in.
$85.00
Spatial Awareness by Sara Risley
Spatial Awareness
8 x 8 in.
$85.00
Susan's Inspiration by Sara Risley
Susan's Inspiration
8 x 8 in.
$85.00
Tape Painting by Sara Risley
Tape Painting
4 x 4 x 1 in.
$35.00
Tape Painting by Sara Risley
Tape Painting
4 x 4 x 1.5 in.
$35.00
Tape Painting by Sara Risley
Tape Painting
4 x 4 x 1.5 in.
$35.00
Tape Painting by Sara Risley
Tape Painting
4 x 4 x 1.5 in.
$35.00
Tartan Breeze by Sara Risley
Tartan Breeze
9 x 6.5 in.
$85.00
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