We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Roberson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sarah, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I think for me turning my art into a business was a no brainer. I had a strong belief that you should make a living doing what you love and invest in yourself. So when I started creating artwork I knew that was it. When you find something you’re passionate about you want to do it all the time so having it make you money is key. I also just went into it knowing it was going to be years of learning and failing so I prepared myself for that. I think that’s important for new Artists to understand.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been an Artist for about 6 years now painting acrylic fluid art on canvas and it’s been challenging and beautiful all at the same time. Ive definitely learned a lot and find myself wanting to grow my skills and venture into different styles of art. This last year has been challenging with the pandemic, fires in California, and racial issues there’s been a lot of deep diving into personal things as well as this collective suffering of the world. As an artist trying to make sense of it all, trying to find where I can help and where does my art needs to grow to make room for something mindful.
It also gave me a ton of time to explore where my art wanted to go next and so I’m releasing a new series slowly through #the100dayproject I’ll be partaking in on January 31st. I am deeply inspired by trees and nature and finding peace through that. This work came to me by just doodling trees when I was bored or brainstorming colors and it was deeply therapeutic. And then the wildfires happened in my childhood hometown and to me that was a huge sign. So I’m hoping to feature some of this work plus a little freestyle abstract as well as vocalize activism around climate change and bring more awareness to mental health as well as anything else I want to fight for.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
San Diego is one of the most beautiful places. I love living here. Every beach and hiking trail is an inspiration to my work. Elfin Forest is one of my favorite places to hike and just be in nature. Oceanside is where I live so places like The Hillstreet Country Club for art gazing or Two Brothers Pizza (their subs are the best). I also have a piece of my heart in Del Mar where I currently show my work at a Brick and Morter called ROAM Del Mar. They have the cutest beach vibes.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give a shoutout to my son Paxton. He’s been my number one supporter throughout my career. Between helping me install my work, taking photos, and just the encouragement and patience he’s had with his mom being an Artist and running a business, I honestly couldn’t be more thankful and proud of him.