The Suffering Artist exists to promote all kids of arts and artists but it helps that owner Sarah Swanson is herself a committed and passionate artist.
Sarah remembers a love of drawing very early on in life and drawing has remained her main artistic focus ever since.
Draftsmanship is the foundation of all other artistic skills and Sarah considers herself primarily a realist. She loves taking something she sees and rendering it in pencil. Going beyond a simple reproduction, though, she wants her art to provoke some kind of thought. Even if it only inspires the viewer to ask what is going on in the piece, that is enough for Sarah. She tries to experiment with different styles and mediums: oils and acrylics, mixed media and collages as well. She loves the challenge of creating a piece that wouldn’t be instantly recognizable as a “Sarah Swanson.”