|Undersea 15.75x20" oil on panel by Sadie Valari|
Recently, I finally found the time to read back through blog posts that she published years before I encountered her work (I only saw her work for the first time about a year and a half or maybe two years ago). Her blog is a real encouragement to me. Specifically because she is so wonderfully candid about sharing what she learns as she has grown. You can also see the seeds of inspiration for her current work in her early paintings and how that has evolved. I'd go so far as to call this recommended reading for all emerging realist painters looking to find their own voice because it's such a beautiful illustration of how one's visual voice can unfold beautifully with time.