Modern impressionist Sarah Kidner captures the beauty of everyday life with a fiery palette of sunlit colour and lighthearted, societal scenery.
Pictorializing the laid-back ease of a summer's day, the comforting bustle of a market or café or the quiet, underlying energy of a busy pedestrian walkway, Kidner celebrates the constant rotation of ordinary occurrences in regular day to day life. Kidner's dreamy application of paint and generation of light and gesturing form give the impression of viewing realistic extracts through an effervescent filter. With an affect not unlike the glittering sparkle of sunlight on water, Kidner's work evokes an enchanting eminence of sentiment and emotional response. The warmth of Kidner's pieces, even when focused on cooler hues, comes forth from a combination of lyrical brush strokes and charming subject matter that undeniably results in highly alluring testaments to the joys of the simplicity of regular life in its quiet moments.
Sarah Kidner is a Canadian oil painter born in 1964. After much travelling, Sarah and her family moved to Ontario in 1969. Growing up in Toronto, Sarah was exposed to and inspired by many great art exhibitions from the Group of Seven to the French Impressionists. At the University of Toronto she studied history and philosophy. A love of skiing, hiking and travelling drew Sarah to Banff in 1987. Now living in Alberta with her twin boys, she finds the Rocky Mountains an ideal setting for creative inspiration. Sarah has attended many painting workshops from highly acclaimed and talented artists whose expertise has helped her to find her current path. Sarah paints primarily out of her Alberta studio, but can also be seen painting out on location. Sarah is a member of Oil Painters of America and is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA).