Sarah Vedder is a contemporary landscape painter based in Carpinteria, California. Vedder is among a unique group of painters who recognize the importance of the recent confluence of the environmental movement with the rediscovery of the tradition of American landscape painting. Her work is characterized by the combination of traditional and abstract qualities of 19th and 20th century landscape painting with a contemporary sensibility that reflects current values.
I want to make my work reflective and emotionally resonant. I use a limited palette, in keeping with the contemporary art precept of creating richness of result with economy of means. I am interested in relative value, and in using composition to support the emotional content of the painting. I have been influenced by the tonalist movement in American art, with its emphasis on the essential aspect of a landscape rather than the specific or incidental. My goal is to awaken an emotional response in the viewer.
- Sarah Vedder
Exhibitions (selected list):
(2004) "Political Landscape," Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(2003, 2002) Sullivan Goss, Ltd., Montecito, CA
(2002) Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
(2002, 1998) Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Marin, CA
(2000, 1998, 1993) Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara, CA
(1998) Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA
(1997, 1996) California Heritage Gallery, San Francisco, CA
(1996, 1995, 1994, 1992, 1990-87) Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
(1999, 1997) Nature Conservancy, Santa Cruz Island, CA
(1996) Ellen Easton Gallery, Montecito, CA
(1993) The Columbia Club Foundation, Indianapolis, IN
(1992) C.I. Clark Galleries, Bakersfield, CA
(1992-87) Arlington Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
(1977, 1975) Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA
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