Sabrina Stiles is a pastel artist with an expressive style that lends itself to her chosen medium. Primarily a landscape artist, she draws inspiration from her travels as well as the beautiful landscape near her home in Colorado. Her keen observation and reverence for the beauty that surrounds her is evident in her work. She has studied with many nationally recognized artists and has won awards in local, regional and national competition. Her work is in private collections throughout the country.
I enjoy asking “What if…?” every day, the excitement of facing a blank surface and the anticipation of what it will become. It’s the challenge and endless possibility of creating two dimensional slices of life that motivates me as an artist. I’m often drawn to subjects that others might not notice. Whether it’s interpreting the way the light falls on an old barn, the mystery of a nocturne or the subtle beauty of a hazy morning, my goal is to capture the feeling or mood of the scene. My hope is that my paintings will evoke a feeling of connection to a time and place that resonates with others.
Education: Art Students League of Denver and various workshops
Awards and Honors: Best Of Show, 2016 PAAC Exhibition; Best Overall Pastel, April/May 2016 Plein Air Magazine Plein Air Salon; Elizabeth Mowry Poetic Landscape Award, 2016 Mile High International Pastel Exhibit; Honorable Mention, 2016 Pastel Journal Pastel 100; Finalist, 2016 Southwest Art Magazine Artists Excellence Competition, Finalist 2016 Artists Magazine Competition, 2nd Place, 2015 Mile High International Pastel Exhibition; Honorable Mention, 2015 Colorado Plein Air Exhibition; Best Pastel, 2014, 2015 and 2017 Western Spirit Art Show
Selected Exhibitions: Coors Western Art Exhibit, 2017; Colorado Governor’s Show, Loveland, CO 2015, 2016, 2017; PAAC National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition 2015, 2016; Colorado Plein Air Exhibition, 2015; Mile High International Pastel Exhibition 2014, 2015 and 2016; Western Spirit Art Show, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017