Add light out of darkness, mix a pop of vibrant color, combine with a dash of whimsy and you have the perfect recipe for a Sara Hadley Painting.
After almost 20 years of managing corporate projects and running analytics and reports, I was ready to reconnect with my creative side. In 2009, I signed up for a community Oil Painting class and soon an avid and happy artist was revealed. I never understood the beauty of Still Life painting until I saw a Daniel Keys painting in a gallery in San Antonio. Inspired, I started working on still life set ups at home while taking oil painting classes to learn color mixing, value and composition. Still Life remains an obsession; it has taught me much about patience, color, shape and value. In late 2013, I began applying my oil painting skills to Portraits and Figures. I love painting people – there is such beauty in a glance, the knowing curve of a smile, or a unique pose – the possibilities are endless. In my art I hope that you find sensitivity, passion, joy and a bit of romance.
Sara Hadley is affiliated with the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, New Orleans Academy of Fine Art, Ann Arbor Art Center, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, and Visual Arts Association of Livonia.