Artist / PAINTER


artist statement

I am a landscape painter and collage artist obsessed with what makes some aspects of nature more beautiful than others.  Why some natural habitats are worthy of protected status and others are deemed not. Most of the inspiration for my work comes from being able to access some of the most scenic places on Ear th in National Parks and UNESCO sites. The rest of the natural world is privately owned or off limits.  Many artists before me have focused on the wide open, romantic vision of the human alone in the epic landscape. But back then, there were wide open empty landscapes to admire.  I worry that we are losing touch with the quiet beauty of nature, ignoring its finite access and my aim as an artist is to show it off in magnified glory. I take creative liberty in my imaginative approach to landscape painting by abstracting compositions, intensifying color, reenacting geological textures and omitting evidence of human encroachment. My process involves experimenting with resists and minerals, fabricating collage imagery and painting with acrylics. All of which leads to a moment of seeming perfection, an encapsulated natural habitat, a utopian world that you're discovering for the first time.



Sarah Winkler is a British-American landscape painter and collage artist who lives and works near Denver, Colorado. She was born in Manchester, England, but has lived abroad most of her life in Africa, Borneo and America. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Patterson University. She has exhibited her work nationally in exhibitions and Art Fairs with K Contemporary, Space Gallery, RH Contemporary Art, Helikon Gallery, Gallery MAR, Fouladi Projects Gallery and Gallerie Citi. Her work has been placed internationally in private and corporate art collections including Chevron, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Montage, Deer Valley Resort, Hilton West Palm Beach, Viceroy, Mountain Shadows and The Cosmopolitan Hotel.  Her work has been honored with features in various publications including Scientific American Magazine, New American Paintings, Dwell, Fresh Paint and Alpine Modern Magazine. She is represented by K Contemporary Gallery in Denver and Gallery MAR in Park City. She is currently preparing for a large solo show at K Contemporary Gallery opening in July 2018.



Recent Press


Sarah Winkler's Layered Landscapes

by Laura Beausire

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Dreamy Landscapes Paintings

by Cyril Foiret for TRENDLAND

Oneiric Paintings of Mountainous Landscapes

Written by HOEL for Fubiz

5 Must Sees

303Magazine, Denver (3/2016)

Geology +/_ Art

Alpine Modern Magazine. Interview by Sandra Henderson (Winter 2016)

How Artist's See

Mountain Express Magazine, Park City (Winter 2016)  ::


Fresh Paint Magazine

July 2015



BA 1994  Art / Earth Science / English - William Paterson University, NJ


2018 - Luminous Mountainous, K Contemporary, Denver, CO
2016 - Formations, The Constructed Landscape, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
2015 - Solar Harvest, Helikon Studios, Denver, CO
2012 - Selections, Urban Hardwoods, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
2011 - Golden Contours, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA
2007 - Surfacing, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Cbispo, CA


2017 - Past / Present, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT
2017 - Altered Landscapes, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2017 - New Works, RH Contemporary Art at RH Modern, Denver, CO
2016 - Abstracted Landscape: Four World Views, Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2014 - Forces & Perceptions, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA
2013 - On Paper, Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA
2012 - Introductions, Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA


2018 - LA ART Show with K Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA


2018 - Curtis Center, Greenwood Village, CO
2016 - Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2015 - Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO
2015 - Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2014 - Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2014 - Collector Gallery, San Francisco Intl. Airport, CA
2014 - Collector Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2014 - Collector Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013 - Fouladi Projects Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 - Gallery 21Ten, Sacramento, CA
2013 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA
2012 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA
2012 - Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
2012 - Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA
2012 - Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2012 - iam8bit , Los Angeles, CA
2012 - Space Gallery, Portland, ME
2012 - Mass Collective, Atlanta, GA
2012 - Brooklyn Art Library Brooklyn, NY
2012 - Gallery 44 , Toronto, Canada
2012 - Big House Gallery Atlanta, GA
2012 - Studio 12 Gallery, Denver, CO
2011 - Berkeley Art Center, CA
2008 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007 - Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL
2007 - Arts Visalia, Visalia, CA
2007 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2007 - Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2006 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
2006 - Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Cbispo, CA
2006 - Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2005 - Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
2005 - ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA 2005 Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
2004 - Compact Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA


One Empire Pass, Park City, UT
Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT
Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT
Mountain Shadows Resort, Scottsdale, AZ
Ritz Carlton, Denver, CO
Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, CO
Hilton, West Palm Beach, FL
Morrison & Foerster Law Office, Denver, CO
American Campus Communities at UC Boulder, CO
Hyatt Regency Wichita, KS and St. Louis, MO
Marriott, Atascadero, CA
Wig Wam Resort, Phoenix, AZ
Chevron, San Ramon, CA
Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, NV

PUBLIC Art projects

2015 - Public Art Project -San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA


2017 - current - K Contemporary, Denver, CO
2017 - current - NAVA Contemporary, NY + SF
2015 - current  - Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

2016 - 2017    - RH Contemporary Art, NY, NY
2016 - 2017    - Space Gallery, Denver, CO
2012 - 2014    - Andra Norris Gallery (formerly Gallerie Citi) Burlingame, CA

Bibliography (selected)

Scientific American /"Out of the Shadow, Artists respond to the Total Solar Eclipse" (9/2017) by K. Monoyios
Mountain Living Magazine / Artist Spotlight by Laura Beausire (Jan/Feb 2017)
DWELL / "Geology +/_ Art" by Sandra Henderson  (6/2016)
FUBIZ  / "Oneiric Paintings of Mountainous Landscapes" by HOEL(5/2016)
TRENDLAND  /" Sarah Winkler Dreamy Landscapes Paintings" by Cyril Foiret (5/2016)
GOOOOD  / "Dreamy Landscapes by Sarah Winkler"(6/2016)
303Magazine / "5 Must Sees" (3/2016)
Mountain Express Magazine "How Artists See" Winter 2016)
Alpine Modern Magazine, "Geology +/_ Art" by Sandra Henderson (Winter Issue 2015/16)
Fresh Paint Magazine, Artist Feature  (July 2015)
Art World News, Editorial Spotlight. (4/2015)
American Art Collector, Photo Spread, October 2013
Gallery Guide, Photo editorial, February, 2013
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “What Immortal Hand or Eye” editorial, Ashley Schwellenbach, Jan 28, 2010
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “Mystery and Majesty” editorial, staff, December 10, 2009
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “In The Eye of the Painter,” photo editorial, staff, May 7, 2009
Tribune, The, San Luis Obispo, CA, “Straying From Typical Terrain,” editorial, staff, May 10, 2009
KCBX, National Public Radio CA, Ears on Art radio show interview, April 8th, 2009
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “The Wild, Wild West,” editorial by Christy Heron, April 3, 2008
Tribune, The, San Luis Obispo, CA, “Art Briefs,” photo editorial, staff, December 23, 2007
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “A Recollection of Fragmented Landscapes,” by Christy Heron, 12/13/07
New Times, San Luis Obispo, CA, “Collage with a Twist,” editorial by Christy Heron, December 6, 2007