Sarah Ann Webb Edit Profile
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Webb began drawing and painting in her preteens and received her formal art training at the University of Tennessee, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors. Later she did post graduate work at Vanderbilt University.
1977 was the beginning of many trips to Europe where Webb studied art on an independent basis and attended various studio courses. In addition, she followed the centuries old tradition of European students and was granted permission to copy works of the Old Masters at the National Gallery and the Tate Gallery in London, England.
She is best known for her realist portrayal of contemporary European society and figurative studies of the modern woman. In 1983 Webb settled in London. While America was obsessed with modern art, Webb found her artistic home in Europe among the classical works of the past.
As a result of her European experiences and influences, a whole range of new subject matter came into the frame. Known for the realistic portrayal of contemporary European society and figurative studies of the modern woman, Webb combines a strong emphasis on composition with a mastery of light and color to create exciting paintings with enormous spirit and energy. Following the September 11 attacks Webb decided she needed a new environment in which to create.
In 2004 she temporarily closed her studio in London and relocated to Chicago, Illinois. This move resulted in an unexpected and unique series of Chicago sunsets, viewed from her studio on the 57th floor just off of Michigan Avenue, with the sun delicately balanced on the lights, shadows and colors of the city.
Married Gary Alan Webb, January 11, 1966.