Sarah Paddock’s still life paintings capture and celebrate moments of loveliness within our everyday experiences. She is first and foremost an oil painter in the tradition of academic realism, but she adds a modern sense of contrast and chroma. “I am captivated by the intricacies of realistic painting—the transformation of three dimensions into two—from a very human perspective that depicts the specialness of rather ordinary living,” says the artist.
Paddock’s work truly studies and considers each object from a range of perspectives—how the light passes through and around them and how they relate to and reflect onto each other—and then translates each item’s ordinary and unique traits and relationships onto canvas.Her depictions explore the relevance of these as artifacts of our lives and artfully preserves them. “I always take particular delight in painting heirlooms,” she says. “Sometimes it’s a simple pot or cup, perhaps a necklace or apron, sometimes it’s a recipe for the meals we share together. These are often items that are passed from generation to generation and aren’t always the most valuable monetarily, but they are very rich in memory and character.” Paddock paints in both her private and public studios in Spencerport, New York. Also a classically trained concert flutist, she is a graduate of Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts. She is a member of the historic Salmagundi Club, as well as Oil Painters of America, the National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society, American Women Artists, and the International Guild of Realism. —
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