Past Artist Series: Sarah Kinn

by Wagner Skis / Feb 13, 2020

(Although you can no longer buy Sarah's ski graphics directly, we can get in touch with her to see if she can give one-off permission for her archived pieces. Please contact us for more details.)

An Ohio-born dog-walker by trade, Sarah Kinn uses her small business to support her art.

Dog-walking directly influences her artwork. With the dogs, she is outside everyday in nature and the compositions of her paintings are influenced by Colorado’s mountains and landscapes.

Sarah is also into textiles and colors from India, Morocco, Indonesia and Japan – places she has either visited herself or are on her short list. She began this year of painting attempting to break out of old patterns and re-examining assumptions about her beliefs, habits and work.

Blanket by Sarah Kinn

Blanket by Sarah Kinn

Sarah's hope is to express herself even more genuinely. She has labeled herself as a colorist, she loves knowing the subtleties of mixing paint and putting colors next to each other on a canvas.

We were able to get a few words out of Sarah between her busy work and painting schedule.

Florida by Sarah Kinn
Florida by Sarah Kinn
Wagner: Tell us a little about you.

Sarah Kinn: I have a small dog walking (yorkies, pugs, etc) business to support myself as an artist.

Wagner: What kind of artist do you consider yourself?
Sarah: A colorist.

Structure by Sarah KinnStructure by Sarah Kinn

Wagner: Where can people typically find your art?
Sarah: Around Boulder, sometimes Denver, and open studios (an event in Boulder every October).

Wagner: If you wanted a reader to know one thing about your art, what would it be?
Sarah: It is harder than it looks to paint.

Lotus by Sarah Kinn
Lotus by Sarah Kinn

Wagner: What is your favorite piece or work of art?
Sarah: Nate Lowman’s “Lonely Hearts Club”

Wagner: Are you a skier?
Sarah: I cross country ski. 

Like what you see? Be sure to check out the other artists from the same series:

Danielle DeRoberts
Lindee Zimmer
Reed Weily

About the Artist

Sarah has exhibited her work in many Boulder and regional galleries, a New York gallery and the Denver Art Museum (in the textile department). Her artwork has been purchased by many private collectors and several public collections, including Children’s Hospital and Keys Commercial. She has a degree in Art History from Miami University.

You can view more of Sarah’s art on her website or via her Instagram page

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