Artist Bio

Sarah Braden was born in Phoenix Az in 1984, and grew up in rural Wisconsin. She graduated with her BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in 2007. From 2007- 2010 Braden exhibited her paintings, and mixed media collages at cafes, galleries, group art exhibitions, and fund raising auctions. In 2012 Braden moved to Chicago and has been compiling a new body of drawings and paintings since. In the fall of 2015 Sarah left the corporate world to pursue fine art, and her work has evolved quickly since then. She is inspired and influenced by the action painters of the Abstract Expressionist movement in the mid 20th century, contemporary liquid painters, and traditional Indian tattooing. Sarah Braden is a designer, and visual artist living in Chicago Illinois.

Artist Statement

In much of Braden's recent work she experiments with fluid/ liquid painting techniques. According to Sarah, part of the beauty of this type of art is letting go of control, and giving way to the flow of the paint as the different types of paint, ink, and dyes run together to create chemical reactions. These liquid effects and chemical reactions can be quite beautiful and reminiscent of abstract landscapes from an aerial perspective. She uses different viscosities of paint & various mediums to control how the paint reacts while pushing and pulling the paint with brushes, palette knives, droplet tools, and other instruments. Braden is consistently inspired by the beauty of nature, the vastness of this universe. Many of her subjects reflect this inspiration with portraits of distant planets, scenes of flora, and abstract depictions of our own earth.

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