Artist Bio, Statement
Sarah Conrad-Ferm has been honing her artistic skills for over 35 years. Studying art throughout school, earning a BFA in painting from The Cooper Union, including illustration courses at Parsons and masters classes in Art Therapy at Pratt. She credits her mother’s writing career and her father’s art career for her love of art and storytelling.
Sarah’s history of work has not been based in any one particular medium. Her recent work of photo-realistic acrylic paintings made from her own photographs depicts spaces and moments that caught her attention.
“I hope to create an image that evokes a memory for the viewer. My intent is to encourage a universal sentimentality in a time and place.
We all experience our days noticing scenes and moments that move us. Each of us would take different photographs of the same event. And from the photographs, we might extract different aspects that we feel are important. I seek, capture and then study scenes, attempting to recreate the details that I find beguiling and want to share with the viewer.
I am very interested in themes of time, memory, and beauty in ordinary and quiet places.