Professional artist Sara Linda Poly is a professional artist best known for paintings of atmospheric landscapes and sweeping skies. Her work aims to capture and portray the essence of light, eliciting both its force and attraction through skillful nuance.
Sara describes what moves her to paint: "I have always been at home under the open sky. To try and capture in paint the beauty and mystery of nature is a joy like no other. It's like coming home."
Sara grew up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, attending classes at the Philadelphia College of Art (today known as The University of the Arts). Further education included Montgomery College of Art and Design in Maryland, and Northern Virginia Community College. In addition, she studied with local and national artists.
Sara went on to own a small illustration and design business, and later worked as the Assistant Gallery Director at the Art League Galley in Alexandria, Virginia. She is presently an instructor at the Art League School.
Sara has been the winner of numerous awards and a participant in many regional and national shows and plein air competitions. Feature articles include International Artist Magazine and Plein Air Magazine. Awards include First Place, International Artist Magazine, Best Maryland Artist 2012, Grand Prize winner at Plein Air Easton 2016, and First Place in the Small Paintings competition at Plein Air Easton 2017. The artist has spent many years living, traveling and teaching around the US, Europe and Mexico. Memberships include The Oil Painters of America, The Washington Society of Landscape Painters, and The Salmagundi Club, NYC.
See additional information, paintings, and workshops by Sara Linda Poly:
Mist Rising, 30" x 30" by Sara Linda Poly.
Included in the Washington Society of Landscape Painters Exhibition at Principle Gallery in Alexandria, VA.
Mid-Shore Arts: Sara Linda Poly and her Eastern Shore Skies