Who, What and Where...

Located in Oakland, CA. I love to paint and sew. I draw inspiration from the landscape around me especially while going on outdoor adventures with my two dogs Bug and Willa. I also planted a garden for pollinators in our backyard. Our natural world is precious gift and incredible system of life and beauty. When I am painting I want to convey the feeling I have when in the company of birds, butterflies, dogs and maybe the occasional octopus.

 

The bay area is amazing for gardening and  growing different varieties of plants that thrive in a mediterranean climate. I started growing a few succulents with encouragement from friends and wow when those succulents did not die I kept on gardening. Current plant loves are salvias, California roses, and passion flowers. The garden is filled with flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love and current residents include Anna's hummingbirds, Western Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, and Red Admiral butterflies.

How it started...

I grew up in a very creative household and DIY was a way of life.  My father was an artist and my mom taught me how to sew. During my childhood my parents restored a 200 year old home, built a garden, a greenhouse, and an art studio. I am grateful to have grown up with parents who encouraged the freedom of creative expression.

Creating makes me feel joy and thanks for letting me share it with you.  Check out the shop for original paintings and archival prints on canvas and paper. I hope these art objects become part of your everyday life and make it special. 

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Sarah Waite Chase 2019  | Oakland, California