Saturday, March 7, 2015

Studio Saturdays with Sarah

We hope you've been enjoying our Studio Saturdays Series, here on our blog each Saturday. We've been enjoying learning about our artists and our collectors a bit more and why they love art! We thought we would ask one of our emerging artists Sarah Jones about what  it means to be an artist to her. To start with, we decided to have a glimpse inside her studio.(see below)  Her pup PIP is always near by to keep her company.

 Sarah Jones is an emerging visual artist based in the gritty port city of Saint John, NB. With a life-long interest in visual culture, Sarah received a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Queen’s University in 2009. She now lectures occasionally and pursues her own visual art practice.Her work and research have received numerous grants, citations and awards, and her visual art projects have been exhibited nationally and internationally, across Canada and in France.

We asked Sarah about what it meant to her to be an artist:

This might sound ridiculous, but this is the most challenging career/project I can think of...and I like difficult things. Communicating with a visual language is technically and conceptually tough stuff. So is being an entrepreneur (which comes with the territory of pursuing art on a full-time basis). So it's a time- and all-thought-consuming slog full of paint fumes, but the reward at the end of a well-executed piece or exhibition is really powerful.
Plus I like to wear elastic-waisted pants. I could never work in an office. I get to wear paint-smeared elastic-waisted pants every day. That's a big motivator to keep this studio thing going.  
Sarah’s landscape work is based on urban and industrial spaces, drawing inspiration from the East Coast port cities of Saint John and Halifax.  We're excited to announce her show of new works, PORT is coming to Argyle Fine Art, opening on SATURDAY, MARCH 14th, 2:30-4:30pm reception.  All are welcomed.

Below find a few sneak peeks into the work expected for the show!
Halifax, 8" x 10", Oil on Canvas, Sarah Jones

Halifax Harbour, 30" x 48", Oil on Canvas, Sarah Jones