Los Angeles-based artist, Sarah Freeman, was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, an unassuming, family-centric Southern city. And while Little Rock isn’t widely known as a center for art, it was the perfect training ground for Freeman. Art runs in the veins of her family and landed squarely in Sarah’s hands. As a child, she learned from her mother and sister the basics and intricacies of painting and interpretation. As Freeman grew older, she was inspired by some of the greats, being drawn to varied artists from Van Gogh to Picasso to Modigliani.
Sarah has found her voice mostly in oils. Her impressionistically modern style leaves viewers getting closer for the details and standing back for the impact. Whether creating original works, reproductions or commissioned works, Freeman brings her own unique, artistic interpretation. And people are taking notice. Stars ranging from Grammy Award winners Kelly Clarkson and Faith Hill to Olympic Gold Medalist Brandon Sleigh and pop music icon, Lance Bass have begun collecting her works. Her paintings have also recently become television stars. “Val’s Bowl of Cherries” appeared on Dancing With the Stars and the memory-evoking “Fall” appeared in a recent “CMT Cribs” episode featuring the home of Freeman fan, Melissa Peterman. Live exhibitions are also a part of her repertoire. Recently, Sarah showed her art in downtown LA’s famed Art Walk, the Meltdown Gallery and in a collective show with commercially successful Todd Goldman.
While Freeman has sold and commissioned over a hundred works, the basis of her paintings always comes back to where her talent was born. She has said, “As a child, my mother spent endless days with me, reading through art books and constantly encouraging me to paint. And my sister, Jennie is an amazing artist. I spent countless hours watching her paint and absorbing her talent. I am blessed to have been an apprentice under both my mother and sister.” Her love of art and family and the way they intertwine are precisely what make Sarah’s works so successful and appealing. It was best said by collector and friend, Melissa Peterman, when she wrote, “I own several Sarah Freeman paintings and they make me happy. They make the wall happy. They make my house a home.”