The Artist  

Descended from performers in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, and legends of the old frontier. Sara’s great, great grandfather Sequah performed with Buffalo Bill Cody for crowds and sold a patented cure all “Prairie Flower” in blue glass bottles bearing his name. Her ancestry stretches to the eastern woodlands where her grandfathers were the literal inspiration for James Fenimore Coopers “Last of the Mohicans” tales, the very real exploits of her long hunter family and their fearlessness far beyond what was ever penned in his books.

Sara started painting as a child and has never stopped, self-taught, she paints daily and often till dawn in her one hundred year old cabin in the woods surrounded by family heirlooms of flintlock rifles and aging tintype photos. She attests that the characters in her family tree as well as an inherit passion for history and as the reason for her subject matter. The adventurer spirit passed down from her ancestors’ lives strong in her, and it’s not uncommon for her wanderlust to overtake her and find Sara traveling the back roads and ghost towns of the American West.

Sara has created artwork for a myriad of galleries and collectors from the Smithsonian, to Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. She has created art for a number of well known brands from Gretsch Guitars to Guns N’ Roses, her work can be found in museums and many noted private collections.

Great great grandfather Sequah when he toured with Buffalo Bill

Announcing Sequahs overseas tour 1890

Sequas "Prairie Flower" cureall tonic


Artist Statement

I read Charles Russell used to frequent dusty saloons on the frontier looking for old timers, he would buy them drinks and asked to be regaled with the stories of the wild days of their youth, tales of a frontier life before a world in transition that spelled disaster for so many. Older days before the old buffalo trails were covered by wagon tracks, before ancient hunting grounds were plowed into farmland. How amused he would be to know dusty painters are doing the same grasping for the past but looking for his own ghost, I assume his specter, surrounded by the companion souls of old cowhands and Comanche, smells like sweet whiskey, ink drying on paper and turpentine, and he shouldn’t be too hard to find.


Associate Member - Women Artists Of The West

Signature Founding Member - Cowgirl Artists Of America 


AWARDS 

"Best In Show" New Western Talent juried Gallery 2022


EXHIBITION LIST 

C.M. Russell Museum show and sale -Great Falls Montana -August 2022

New Western Talent - Western Gallery -Austin Texas -May-June 2022

 51st Annual National Exhibition and Sale, “America the Beautiful” Museum Of Western Art , Kerrville TX Feb-Mar 2021


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