Sarah is an Expressive Artist and Arts Facilitator specializing in a whole person-centered approach for creating art. She is an avid painter, dancer and ceramic sculptor and can often be found dancing while painting.
Sarah’s paintings have been featured in galleries, juried exhibits and are in private collections. Sarah resonates with outsiders and informally trained artists. She is self-taught and is a process-oriented artist. After raising her artistically talented son as an only parent, she is emerging in her own creative process and arts based restorative community projects. Sarah's abstract paintings are currently featured at the Lori Austin Gallery in Sebastopol, California.
Sarah is a 2020 Creative Sonoma Pop Up Art Grant recipient for the Art Tent Project.
Sarah is honored to be in Destig Magazine's Best of 2020.
Sarah is certified as a Hypnotherapist in the Spiritual Counseling Practice of Depth Hypnosis through the Association of Depth Hypnosis Practitioners. She is also certified as an Applied Shamanism Practitioner. Her skills within a private practice include: Depth Hypnosis, Applied Shamanism, Transpersonal Psychology, Energy Medicine and Buddhism. Sarah continues to train under the tutelage of Isa Gucchiardi, PHD whom developed this model of Depth Hypnosis and Applied Shamanism and is the founding Director at the Foundation of the Sacred Stream
Sarah is a member of the Creative Arts team of California Parenting Institute since 2015. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, she co-facilitated creative arts classes for women at The Living Room, a day service center for homeless women and children. Sarah utilizes the Person-Centered Approach developed by Carl Rogers, PHD which is used to support the development of the inner resources and emotional resiliency needed in addressing and healing PTSD. The principals and practices of the Person-Centered Approach are the foundation for Trauma Informed Care and the American Psychology Association Guidelines for Addiction Recovery. Sarah learned the Person-Centered Approach in 1978 as a student of Expressive Arts at Sonoma State University and has successfully utilized this approach in her career.
Sarah has a Certification in Permaculture Design as a student of Toby Hemenway. She is actively designing, developing and supporting permaculture projects that implement biomimicry techniques and involve the creative process, both locally and abroad. Biomimicry is a practice that learns from and mimics the strategies found in nature to solve human design challenges.
Sarah has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with a Dance Emphasis from Sonoma State University. She has performed and taught embodied movement classes and workshops and looks forward to resuming dancing in community with others.
SARAH’S LIFE MISSION:
Sarah’s strong passion and vital purpose in life is to empower the alienated, underserved and disadvantaged members of society and to assist with healing the individual and community trauma. She hopes to achieve this through multidisciplinary arts that are created in community and in harmony with the diversity of our collective experience. Her goal is to utilize the community minded techniques showcased in the Art Tent Project and Hexagons of Dignity Tapestry for any community in need, locally and abroad. Sarah is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas.