Artist StatementI find the external world, just as it is, to be far more interesting than anything I could invent, perhaps because I see harmonies and repetitions of color, shape, and proportion wherever I look. My artistic goal is to understand and capture the outward appearance of my subjects (which process inevitably reveals their inner essence as well) within the structure of abstractly satisfying two-dimensional compositions. In other words, I am an abstract painter working in a realist vein, a la Wayne Thiebaud and Rackstraw Downes.
Sarah Abel DeLuca received her BFA from the University of Iowa (1983) and her MFA from Brooklyn College (1987). She worked for arts and education nonprofits, including National Arts Stabilization and Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), for 15 years, and at for-profits for 5, before returning to full-time painting and part-time art instruction. She teaches at Carroll Community College, at Carroll Arts Center, and privately. She has exhibited locally and nationally, and her works hang in private collections across the United States and in Italy.