About

Biography

Sharing an enthusiastic love of animals is the goal of every piece of art Sarah Crumb creates. Sarah’s work utilizes a loose, illustrative and impressionistic style, defined by bold color combinations, and whimsical compositions. Her pieces bring a smile to the viewer’s face, and connects them to nature in a new way.

She has received recognition for her work from the Puget Sound Bird Fest where her painting Black Oystercatchers won their annual poster contest in 2019. She was also awarded the ADG Award for her painting Red-lored Parrot as part of Tsuga Gallery’s Chroma 2019 exhibit. Her work has also been featured in advertisements for group shows at Parklane Gallery and Gallery North. She has created art pieces for several private commissions, and her work is held by private collections throughout the United States.

Sarah received her BA in Art History from the University of Washington, and her MA in Zoology, with a focus on connecting children to nature through arts-based activities from a partner program between Woodland Park Zoo and Miami University. She has been an artist since she was a small child, has worked with waterfowl and the education department at Woodland Park Zoo, and has taught children’s art classes at Cloud 9 Art School. She is a lifelong Washington State resident, and currently lives in Bothell, WA. You can find Sarah in her working studio at Graphite in Edmonds, WA.

Artist Resume

EDUCATION

2001  BA in Art History, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015  MA in Zoology, Miami University Advanced Inquiry Program, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

AWARDS

2019 Puget Sound Bird Fest, Edmonds, WA, Winner, Poster Art Contest

2019 Chroma, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA, Winner, ADG Award

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022   B&W, Graphite Studio Artists, Edmonds, WA

2022   Sip and Stroll Art Walk, Molbak’s, Woodinville, WA

2022   Edmonds Art Studio Tour, Edmonds, WA

2022   1st Annual Wild Art Open International, www.wildheartgallery.com

2022   Guardians of the Jungle, @guardiansofthejungle

2022   Edmonds Art Fest, Edmonds, WA

2022   Nordic Folktales Reimagined, Nordic Northwest, Portland, OR

2020 Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA

2019 6×6, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline, WA

2019 Visual Storytelling: The Art of Narrative Painting, Tsuga Fine Art & Framing, Bothell, WA

2019 Art of the Garden, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2019 Yours Truly Launch Event, Cascadia College, Bothell, WA

2019 Pacific Regent Invitational Show, Bellevue, WA

2019 Small Works, Gallery North, Edmonds, WA

2019 Pets on Parade, Schack Art Center, Everett, WA

2019  Share the Love, Seattle ReCreative, Seattle, WA

2018  Sip and Stroll Art Walk, Molbak’s, Woodinville, WA

2018 6×6, Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council, Shoreline, WA

2018 All Creatures Great and Small, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2017 Shoreline Arts Festival, Shoreline, WA

2017 Cloud 9 Art School Ongoing Instructor’s Display, Bothell, WA

ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020 – present Private art teacher, Bothell & Edmonds, WA

2017 – 2019    Youth Art Instructor, Cloud 9 Art School, Bothell, WA

2010 – 2019    Art Docent, Northshore School District, Bothell, WA

Artist Statement

“With an eye for anatomical accuracy, and the creativity of an illustrator, 

I love to portray animals and birds in a detailed and magical way. 

I use pen and ink, watercolors, colored pencils, and collage 

to tell a story with realistic creatures and imaginative settings.”