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"I love art. I believe it can transform people" 

- Beatrix Milhazes

Painting is a language that is my preferred form of self expression. The curiosity and love I feel for the natural world finds a voice with brush and paint. Color makes it sing.


The quality of light and its effects on the environment here in the Pacific Northwest is an endless source of fascination for me. The subtle changes it creates on the leaves, flowers and trees are remarkable and art-worthy. I am never happier than when I'm trying to capture, and recreate on the canvas, an interesting image. The challenge is captivating and all consuming.  


Sarah Koten has a BA in Art History from Northwestern University. She received a AAS from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She then received a Presidential Scholarship to attended the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting and Drawing.

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