Space Gallery/Denver - May 2017



I will be showing 11 new abstract landscape paintings that take inspiration from the geology of mountain and desert terrains. I will also be showing for the first time a new series of abstracted works that highlight the chromatic shifts of Aspen trees across a high altitude landscape. The works will range in size from 15” to 144”

I hope you can join us at the opening Thursday, May 18th, 6-9pm.


I am fascinated by the environmental factors that shape the natural world and seek to imitate their destructive and constructive qualities in an artistic technique.
The imagery is inspired by ridge lines and rock formations that I see in the West and Southwest. I translate my experiences and geology research of these locations into small collage sketches made from papers of magnified organic textures that I design and print. These collages are the color mock ups from which I scale up and paint the finished pieces in acrylic on wood panel. The materials I use are mixed with natural minerals such as marble, mica and iron oxide, cementing the narrative connection of the works to their subject.

The paintings are often described as “dreamy” as they evoke sensations of fantasy or partial reality. I intended the imagery to be at once familiar, but to carry an air of play and curiosity about the natural world as if your discovering a place for the first time.


Sarah Winkler has recently exhibited at Space Gallery, RH Modern and Helikon Gallery in Denver,  Gallery Mar in Park City, The Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Fouladi Projects Gallery and Gallerie Citi in San Francisco. She was awarded a San Francisco City Public Arts project in 2015.
Her paintings are in private, corporate and public collections including Ritz Carlton, Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Viceroy Resort at Snowmass and The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.

Winkler's work has been featured in New American Paintings,, Mountain Living Magazine, and Alpine Modern Magazine.