SARA QUALEY

I love to paint—it has always been an important part of my life. My mother was a still life painter and I grew up watching her work and seeing the joy she got from painting. I studied art in college, where I experimented with the popular trends of the day, and then I spent several decades working as a graphic designer. Throughout my artistic journey, I have always been drawn to the still life genre.

In my studio, I have the opportunity to compose an arrangement of items which interests me. Some people may find these items rather commonplace or ordinary, but I like the challenge of looking at the familiar in a fresh way. This forces me to really study a subject, focusing on what’s important.