Sara credits a physical move from Toronto for moves she’s been making artistically.
The slick black of a deep lake or the smudgy blue of a shirtsleeve might be the first thing to catch your eye. But focus on a face in a work by Sara Sniderhan, and it’s hard not to linger there and obsess over who they are and what they’re thinking about. “I’m consumed by portraying emotion and the human condition,” says the Mulmur figurative realist. Sara credits a physical move from Toronto (see At Home in the Hills) for moves she’s been making artistically. For one, being surrounded by nature has led to more of it on her canvases. And more of the people in front of those landscapes are there by commission; her portrait business is thriving. “If anything, it’s made me a better painter,” she says. Find Sara at ssniderhan.com and @sara_sniderhan on Instagram