Sarah Anderson is an Ottawa based abstract painter. Her paintings are produced instinctively, without a defined plan or an exaggerated thought process. Certain ideas and influences in the work are derived from personal experience and life happenings but its basic driving force remains instinct.
Her paintings show an obsessive show of a love for colour, in an attempt to use colour as a powerful expression of emotion. Texture is created through the application of plaster, wax and oil or by removing the surface by sanding, scratching and scraping. By incorporating textures, rhythm and space are created within the paintings. As the work progresses, it becomes centered on the paint that is applied to the different textures and the integration of the paint and colours to the work to create a cohesive whole.
Sarah Anderson joined the EBA in 2005, 3 years after obtaining her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa in 2002. Her works can be found in private and corporate collections in Boston, Toronto, Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa.