Artist / PAINTER


Sarah Winkler was born in Manchester, England and resides in Morrison, Colorado. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Paterson University and combines both subjects in her landscape and environmental based artwork. This international favorite of private and corporate collectors, has been exhibiting since 2004; her work was showcased at the LA Art Fair and Art Aspen in 2018 coinciding with a major solo show "Luminous Mountainous" in Denver at K Contemporary. Her work is featured in many prominent private, corporate and public collections including: Hilton, West Palm Beach, FL, Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, NV, One Empire Pass, Park City, UT, Chevron, San Ramon, CA, The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ. Her work has been honored with features in CREATE! Magazine, Scientific American, Alpine Modern and New American Paintings. A documentary on Sarah Winkler by Making Art Films will be released in late 2018.

Artist Statement


When I look at a mountainous landscape, I see a moment caught in time. A layer of rock and fauna resting between climatic and geological events. Their surfaces scarred by glaciers, the ridge lines formed by tectonic uplifts and erosion. All evidence of a landscape that has experienced dramatic shifts in character over the eons.

I explore the geological story of landscape through process and materials. Beginning in a miniature collage format that leads into fully realized, large scale paintings. Abstracted textures, based on 15 basic patterns found in nature, emerge on the surface using both brush and unconventional tools. The layers of paint are eroded through pressure and friction to build a history of geological marks and gestures. Color palettes emphasize the seasonal color shifts and qualities of luminosity over high altitude landscapes.

All artists materials at one point came from the Earth, and many of our colored pigments still do. I often incorporate minerals like marble dust, mica flake and pink granite into my paintings to deepen that connection to the land and to create moments of discovery in each work. It is this relationship between materials, the creative process and the serenity of nature that is the connection to the landscapes I interpret.

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


  • 2019 - Front Range, K Contemporary at Sugar Cube, Denver, CO

  • 2018 - Exploration, A Survey of Recent Works, K Contemporary at Denver Place, Denver, CO

  • 2018 - Luminous Mountainous, K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • 2017 - Landscapes, RH Contemporary Art at RH Modern, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Formations, The Constructed Landscape, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2015 - Solar Harvest, Helikon Studios, Denver, CO

  • 2011 - Golden Contours, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, CA

  • 2007 - Surfacing, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Cbispo, CA


  • 2018 - ART ASPEN with K Contemporary, Aspen, CO

  • 2018 - LA ART SHOW with K Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA


  • 2018 - Earth, Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

  • 2018 - Open Space: The Finite Frontier, Curtis Center, Greenwood Village, CO

  • 2017 - Past / Present, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

  • 2017 - Altered Landscapes, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Abstracted Landscapes: Four World Views, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2014 - Forces & Perceptions, Thoreau Center for Sustainability, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013 - On Paper, Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA


  • 2018 - Perfect 10, Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

  • 2017 - Introductions, K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • 2016 - Best of 2016, Space Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2015 - Denizens, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 2014 - Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

  • 2014 - Collector Gallery, San Francisco Intl. Airport, CA

  • 2014 - Collector Gallery, Berkeley, CA

  • 2013 - Fouladi Projects Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

  • 2012 - Gallerie CITI, Burlingame, CA

  • 2012 - Brooklyn Art Library Brooklyn, NY

  • 2011 - Berkeley Art Center, CA

  • 2008 - Cuesta College Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • 2007 - Cornell Museum, Delray Beach, FL

  • 2007 - Arts Visalia, Visalia, 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

  • 2004 - Compact Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA


  • Ritz Carlton, Denver, CO

  • Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, CO

  • One Empire Pass, Park City, UT

  • Deer Valley Resort, Park City, UT

  • Montage Deer Valley, Park City, UT

  • SLO Hotel, San Luis Obispo, CA

  • Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas, NV

  • The Phoenician, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Mountain Shadows Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Hilton, West Palm Beach, FL

  • InterContinental, St Paul Airport, Minneapolis

  • Morrison & Foerster Law Office, Denver, CO

  • Chevron, San Ramon, CA

  • Catalyst HTI, Denver, CO

PUBLIC Art projects

  • 2015 - San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA


  • K Contemporary, Denver, CO

  • Gallery MAR, Park City, UT

Bibliography (selected)

  • WESTWORD, Review: Color Brightens New Shows at K Contemporary by M. Paglia (July 2018)

  • CREATE! Magazine, Artist Feature. (April 2018)

  • The Jealous Curator, Artist Feature. (March 2018)

  • LUXE Interiors + Design, Art Featured in Editorial. (March 2018)

  • Denver Post, The Curtis Center's "Open Space: Finite Frontier depicts the West with an honest Detachment" by Ray Rinaldi (1/2018)

  • 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)

  • NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #126 West (2016)

  • 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