Artist / PAINTER


Sarah Winkler’s approach to landscape painting is distinctive. Her artistic techniques not only reflect the geological forces of erosion and formation, but also reenacts them. She begins by scaling up her miniature landscape collage studies into large scale acrylic works on panel. She applies paints mixed with natural materials such as marble and iron oxide, and then distresses them with salt and sanding tools to mimic the impact of wind and temperature. By working this way, Winkler is not only documenting the actions of nature but recreating them into entirely new utopian visions of the Western landscape.

Sarah Winkler lives and works near Denver, Colorado. She was born in Manchester, England and emigrated to the US in 1989. Winkler studied Art and Earth Science at William Patterson University, NJ. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows at K Contemporary, Space Gallery, RH Contemporary Art, and Helikon Gallery in Denver, Gallery MAR in Park City, The Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Fouladi Projects Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, and Gallerie Citi in San Francisco. In 2015, she was awarded a public art project by the City of San Francisco. Her paintings have been commissioned by Chevron, Marriott, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, One Empire Pass, Montage, Deer Valley Resort, Hilton West Palm Beach, Viceroy, Mountain Shadows and include two mural scaled works for The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.  Winkler's art has been featured in Scientific American Magazine, New American Paintings, Dwell, Mountain Living Magazine, and Alpine Modern Magazine.



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)  ::



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

2018 - Eclipse Light, K Contemporary, Denver, CO (July 2018)
2016 - Formations, 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 - Curtis Center, Greenwood Village, CO (Jan/Feb 2018)
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