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Sarah Bachemin
SARAH BACHEMIN
Sarah Bachemin has been a professional artist for 20
years, with 15 years teaching in the art classroom.  She
studied art at the Smithsonian Art Institute, received her
BA from George Washington University and her MAT
(Masters in the Art of Teaching) from Seattle Pacific
University. Sarah is skilled in a wide variety of art media
and though her artwork tends toward realism, she has
delved into the impressionistic and abstract at times.
Though best known for her portrait work and live event
painting, she has also designed and created many local
murals, book illustrations, and graphic logos.  Sarah is also
a cosplay costume designer, seamstress, and prop maker.  
When she is not teaching or creating art, she volunteers
her time with the 501st Legion.
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  Artist’s Statement
By creating art, I offer a brief glimpse of the world through my eyes.  I draw
inspiration from the history of the DC area where I grew up, the serenity of the
Pacific coast where I studied and now the jazzy streets of New Orleans where I
reside.  My artistic influences include the fantasy art of Luis Royo, the classical beauty
of the Pre-Raphealites, the innovative vision of Georgia O'keeffe, and the passion for
inclusive teaching of Bob Ross.

Drawing and painting are the media I use most often, but I thoroughly enjoy using
non-traditional media such as Sumi-e (Chinese watercolor) painting, cut paper
collage, fused glass melding, book binding and many more. I never want to stop
learning, growing and sharing the joy that creating art brings to my life with others.