Sara Wesson

Sarah Wesson grew up in Mantoloking  where ocean light in all seasons left an indelible impression. A resident now of Ripton, a mountain hamlet in Vermont, she continues to explore the way light transforms the objects rendered in her landscapes and domestic still-lifes. After completing her undergraduate studies at Skidmore College and The University of Vermont, Sarah attended a number of art schools, including The Art Students League of New York. She has painted extensively on site in Italy, Vermont, Maine, and the Jersey shore. Her work is frequently exhibited in solo and group shows and has been purchased by numerous private collectors in the United States and abroad.

Sarah maintains a studio in Middlebury, Vermont, but confesses that her “second studio” is the front seat of her car: “In lieu of an easel, I clamp a piece of Masonite to the steering wheel, push the seat back, spread an old towel on my lap, lay my palette over the towel, and paint in all kinds of weather.” Sarah’s commitment to conveying the truth of what she sees is matched by her eagerness to share it. As Sara Rimer noted in a 1999 article in The New York Times, “Fortunately, you don’t have to be a Vanderbilt to acquire a Sarah Wesson.”
Sarah returns regularly to her family home in Mantoloking where she continues to seek, and paint, the beckoning light.