San Francisco artist, Sara Jennison, has been creating art ever since her fine motor skills kicked in and she could hold a crayon. As an adult, she switched to a paintbrush, becoming enamored with watercolors and the charm they could bring to her macro flower studies. A few years later, Sara dipped an ink roller into acrylics. Fascinated by the bold, random expression of this technique, she created her abstracted landscapes.
After receiving her BFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Sara began working as a graphic artist and art director for various Bay Area advertising agencies. It was during the later stages of her career she decided to take up painting. Her passion for flowers and nature has been inspired by such famous artists as Georgia O’Keeffe and her art instructor, Jan Foss, from Lake Tahoe.
In recent years, Sara has been a resident artist at Big Umbrella Studios in San Francisco, participating in their monthly exhibits and selling her artwork. Currently, she is working from her home studio on commissioned paintings.
Sara is also an active Museum Guide at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she has volunteered for the past 14 years. She has served on the Museum’s Docent Council, held the role of Docent Team Leader and continues to instruct hundreds of San Francisco Bay Area school students through the museum’s Art Express program.
Sara is a member of ArtTable, a national network of professional women in the visual arts.