Born in Okinawa, Japan in 1962 and currently living in Meridian Idaho.
My mother was an artist, so I grew up around artists, and various forms of artwork. Music was my muse in my youth. I played both flute and violin, but as I grew older my heart pulled at me to paint. I tried various types of painting but nothing had the movement I wanted to achieve. When I discovered fluid painting I knew that it was exactly what I wanted to do. It was the perfect compliment to reflect my love of music through movement and fluidity. I can translate the feelings of peace and tranquility I get from listening to music onto the canvas.
2018 Ongoing Exhibit, Art Zone 208, Boise ID
2018 16th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Source Gallery, Boise ID
2018 Featured Artist for February, Initial Point Gallery, Meridian ID
2018 Together in the Dark, Gem State Art Center ,Boise ID
2017 Web-based Exhibition, Treasure Valley Artist Alliance,
Private Commissions in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, ID, Fayetteville, AR
Private Collections in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, ID and Portland, OR
“As I worked my way down the gallery wall, reading the artwork titles and studying the pieces, I felt totally calm and relaxed by the time I looked at everything. It was like ‘art therapy’ for a viewer.” ~ Initial Point Gallery visitor February 2018
Born in Okinawa, Japan, in 1962, Sarah Kohler grew up in a military family, moving every couple of years. She now lives and works in Meridian, Idaho. She found her passion for art at a young age. Her mother was an artist, so she spent her childhood surrounded by art, music and theatre.
In her younger years music was her creative outlet, playing both flute and violin. Now in her later years painting with acrylics has become her passion, although music is still very much a part of her work. “I never paint in silence. I always have beautiful instrumental music playing in the background. I feel like it flows through me and onto the canvas.”
Sarah Kohler is able to exercise control over the movement of her paint creating fluid and tranquil works of art both rich with color and emotion. Her works are held in many private collections across the pacific northwest.