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Meet Sara Abbott of Artist in Santa Monica

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sara Abbott.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Sara. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I began a real interest in art as a student. After taking color theory and non-silver photography I was hooked. During college, I majored in photography with a minor in a studio and began traveling the world with my medium format Hasselblad. I ended up in a studio with three painters and began mixing mediums. We would hold large-scale shows in the downtown arts district once a month. It was a super exciting and experiment time for my art.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not necessarily a roadblock but a hurdle for sure… was deciding to leave a well paying (and creative) job to do my art full time. It was frightening and challenging but unbelievably rewarding in so many ways. Financial stability and creating discipline were the main challenges in the beginning. But having been a competitive sports player (soccer & snowboarding) I tackled the challenges with full force.

Artist – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a mixed media artist who mergers both photography and paint in her contemporary art pieces.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I just had a solo show with Skidmore Contemporary at Bergamot Station. This work was a new direction for me – still using a mix of my photography and paint but much stronger, saturated colors and stripped back deconstructed imagery. To see it all come together in the gallery was a definite triumph in the progression of my work.

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Image Credit:
Amy Williams Photography

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