Sarah Otts

Sarah Otts is an abstract expressionist painter from Mobile, Alabama. Painting is something Sarah Otts has enjoyed for the majority of her life. In 2007, she graduated college from The University of Mississippi where she attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting. She moved directly to Mobile, Alabama after school where she began to establish herself as a working artist. She briefly taught art lessons before deciding to devote all of her studio time to her own work as a full time painter. Currently, Sarah Otts lives in Mobile, Alabama and works every day in her home studio. She and her husband Robert have three children, who are an ever-evolving influence on her artwork. She enjoys working conceptually, and she find that there are more undiscovered possibilities when there is a genuine reason for what one sets out to create. She is continuing to find ways to use painting as a vehicle to explain and work through other parts of her life. Building a body of work that communicates a particular idea is especially gratifying. Each series she develops is a focused reaction to a personal experience or dilemma. As an abstract expressionist painter, the raw, impulsive brush stroke is an essential element in her compositions. There are no preliminary sketches, just gestural, reactive markings. A finished painting is composed of layers of texture and color that have been repeatedly eliminated and rebuilt. Her paintings are an illustration of her restless enthusiasm to make the most of every moment of each day.