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Sarah Higgins

Abstract Painting

Much of my work starts out spontaneously inspired by realistic subject matter such as nature, color, and ceramic forms. A painting begins as a series of lines; spaces are filled, lines removed, shapes changed, colors blended. For me art is about problem solving. What shapes get emphasized? What is the center of interest-counterpoint? How does the eye move about the painting?  I am not inclined to stand in one spot physically or emotionally; as I work, the composition, idea and feelings change.


I completed the coursework for a masters in ceramics after graduating from the Portland School of Art (Maine College of Art) with a major in graphic design and painting.  My ceramics were exhibited in galleries on the east coast.  After retiring from arts administration, I returned to painting. I have come full circle in my creative endeavors.

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