My art is full of symbolism, so each piece tells a story.
I paint using watercolor, mixed media, and acrylic.
I create my artwork to convey an idea or story using figures and symbolism. It is fascinating how symbols can be interpreted in different ways depending on the viewer, but I do create my pieces with a specific theme in mind. My artwork is based on religious themes in a tradition that goes back thousands of years (i.e Leonardo da Vinci and Michaelanglo). I research symbols, mostly Judeo-Christian, and incorporate these symbols into my paintings.
The newest evolution in my artwork explores the combination of the absurd in serious or traditional settings. Juxtaposing high art portraits with pop culture icons like game pieces, toys, cartoon characters, and graffiti speaks of the clash of generations, the influence of technology in society and the merging of our history with everyday life.
Award winning artist, Sara Drescher Braswell has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas School of Art. She has been working as a professional artist for over 10 years and has shown her work in several states. Her work has been recognized in local juried art shows many times with a Best In Show award at the “Fem Fantastico” show at the University of Texas Permian Basin in 2010. Sara is the Distinguished Artist at the “Celebration of the Arts” 2012 in Midland, and she was the artist in residence at the Museum of the Southwest Children’s Museum in 2006. She is on the board of the Midland Arts Association and has chaired several of their juried exhibits. Sara is also very involved in the local art coop, ArtiZen, where she teaches watercolor to adults.
Currently, she lives in Texas with her husband, Damon. When she is not in her studio painting, she loves searching antique malls and flea market for fun vintage stuff and 1980s toys. She is also currently addicted to her ipad…