Sarah Hart has taught at the Creative Workshop since 2007. She earned a BFA from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, and studied oil painting and drawing in Paris with fresco painter Ben Long IV, focusing on portraits, the figure and landscapes. Her post-graduate studies include the Jeffrey Mims Studio in Southern Pines, NC, with an emphasis on the figure outdoors and portraiture. She capped her formal art education with an intensive study of classical oil painting methods for figure and portraiture at Cecil Studios in Florence, Italy. “I still consider myself very much a student,” says Sarah, “studying the masters and trying to learn how they worked.”
She was recently profiled by the Democrat and Chronicle as “A Woman to Watch.” Read the story
Sarah and her husband, Benton, own and operate a bicycle adventure travel company called Classic Adventures. With their three children, they live in an historic home in the village of Brockport.
In 2008, Sarah completed a copy of the Rembrandt portrait in the Gallery’s collection. View notes from that experiment
Above: Sarah Hart copying MAG’s Rembrandt portrait. Photo by Gary Graham.
Left: Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn, Portrait of a Young Man in an Armchair, George Eastman Collection of the University of Rochester, 68.98.
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