New Eyes – Abridged

October 28, 2021 through January 20, 2022

Joann Darcy Canyon Country Library
18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA  91351

Virtual Gallery: HERE

Artist Statement:

On my father’s side, I am a descendant of enslaved people, and on my mother’s side, I am a descendant of European immigrants. Memories, dreams, self-love, healing, and history have all played a part in making this current collection come to fruition.

I could not paint for the entirety of 2020. I was in a dark spot. So, it took time to formulate my thoughts after so many years of trauma both witnessed and personally experienced. This is partly because I am a perfectionist, and as many have pointed out to me over the years, it can be a crippling disposition. With that in mind, I decided to get free of it and just paint because no matter how hard I try, I will never get it perfect— not an idea, not life, not anything, so I just painted. This show is an attempt to express me and hopefully, by doing so, something will resonate in others because I know I am not alone in my pain. I know I am not alone in my desire to heal through love and self-reflection.

(What you are seeing is an excerpt of work from my original solo exhibition called “New Eyes.”  The original show consisted of over 40 paintings— many of which have since been sold. To view the entire portfolio please visit or my Etsy shop ).

Artist: Sarah Wilson
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