See her new work at Down Creek Gallery, Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm.

Down Creek Gallery will be continuing its summer art series on Wednesday, July 172019 with plein aire painter Sarah Searight. The artist has been a part time resident of Ocracoke since 1999. 

Art Opening for Sarah Searight

Searight spends the other part of her year at homes in Port Aransas, and Austin, Texas. She mentions that her work is solely inspired by “being able to live on the beach allowing me to witness the constant subtle changes in the colors of the dunes, marshes, and ocean, as well as swimming and surfing during my time off.” 

Searight graduated from SMU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Drawing, and Painting. She studied watercolor painting under the instruction of Michael Frary at the University of Texas in 1981, later extending her knowledge of movement and figure drawing at The University of New Hampshire attending a formal muscle and bone structure series of classes in 1986.

Searight’s work is inspired by spending summers on the Gulf Coast of Texas and Florida as a child, and showing her work in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Gulf Coast of Florida, and Austin TX in numerous galleries and private showings for many years. Her scenes of the sea, beaches, and local surroundings are sought after by many who have come to appreciate the “flowing style” of painting and drawing for which she is well known.

All are welcome on Wednesday July 17th from 430-730 to view the artist’s new works, enjoy light hors d’ oeuvres, and expose yourself to art! Down Creek Gallery is located in the heart of Ocracoke village, 260 Irvin Garrish Hwy. 

Art Opening for Sarah Searight