Sarah Teasdale was born in Vancouver, B.C. Sarah received her B.F.A. from the University of Washington. Sarah began exhibiting her work in 2001 when she received 1st place at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery 2001 juried exhibition with a painting entitled "Sea Dream." Sarah's subject matter has varied greatly and has included her dreams, the Victorian Era, Medieval Castles and more recently patterns and technology. Before this year her work was more on the representational side and she has enjoyed making the transition into creating abstract decorative work.
Recently Sarah has completed a series of colorful geometric, pattern-based paintings. Each painting is multi-layered and is made with acrylic paint, mica pigments and spray paint. The
overall aesthetic is a blend of digital, modern and ancient.
Teasdale’s pieces explore how technology, math and art can,
and do, influence each other. She focuses on patterns derived from both mathematical and digital worlds and tries to highlight the order and beauty found within them. Patterns have an underlying mathematical structure and can be seen as a search for regularities. When we recognize these
arrangements we have an emotional reaction that is deeply rooted in our instincts and development. She also believes in color psychology in relation to people’s emotions and temperament. She focuses on using colors that she believes have positive effects and strives to create works that is
aesthetically pleasing to the eye.