Sarah Kathryn Bean
“My paintings are about the deep connection I have with animals and the natural world around me. I live and work in Elgin, a small historic railroad stop in what is known as Southern Arizona’s Mountain Empire. My subjects are often my neighbors: the horses, longhorns, pronghorn, jackrabbits and other beings who share the grasslands.
These paintings are portraits in the truest sense, as I aim to capture each creature as a deeply felt individual. The animals are fellow Earth travelers, and sometimes dear friends. My paintings are poems of wonder and gratitude for their existence.”
Sarah Bean grew up in Indiana, and studied fine arts at Indiana University. She discovered the beauty of Arizona in 1993, when she relocated to complete her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Arizona. Her work has been represented in juried and solo exhibitions both locally and nationally.