“Sarah Winkler’s approach to landscape painting is distinctive. Her artistic techniques not only reflect the geological forces of erosion and formation, but also reenacts them. She begins by scaling up her miniature landscape collage studies into large-scale acrylic works on panel. She applies paints mixed with natural materials such as marble and iron oxide, and then distresses them with salt and sanding tools to mimic the impact of wind and temperature. By working this way, Winkler is not only documenting the actions of nature but recreating them into entirely new utopian visions of the Western landscape.
Sarah Winkler lives and works near Denver, Colorado. She was born in Manchester, England and emigrated to the US in 1989. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Patterson University, NJ. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at K Contemporary, Space Gallery, RH Contemporary Art, and Helikon Gallery in Denver, Gallery MAR in Park City, The Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Fouladi Projects Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, and Gallerie Citi in San Francisco. In 2015, she was awarded a public art project by the City of San Francisco. Her paintings have been commissioned by Chevron, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, One Empire Pass, Montage, Deer Valley Resort, Hilton West Palm Beach, Viceroy, Mountain Shadows and include two mural scaled works for The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas. Winkler's art has been featured in Scientific American Magazine, New American Paintings, Dwell, Mountain Living Magazine, and Alpine Modern Magazine.”