The Artist  

Sara comes from the alpine forests of California, descended from performers in Buffalo Bills Wild West show and legends of the old frontier– 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 of the 1600s 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.

She started painting as a child and never stopped, self taught she paints daily and sometimes till dawn in her hundred year old cabin in the woods. 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.Sara has created artwork 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.


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