Sarah Ahearn Bellemare is a mixed-media painter who lives in Northampton, Massachusetts with her ecologist husband and chubby cheeked, adorable baby girl. She’s been an artist for as long as she can remember and she feels extremely fortunate that her passion and career have merged and that being an artist is now her job. Sarah’s mixed media paintings are layered with found images, fragments of text from old books, and pieces of vintage maps. These ephemera become the fabric and focus of her whimsical paintings, many of which are inspired by her childhood memories of time spent by the seashore on Cape Cod.  Her first book Painted Pages: Fueling Creativity with Sketchbooks and Mixed Media (Quarry Books, May 2011) can be found on bookshelves nationwide, on Amazon, and at your favorite local bookshop.

Sarah has taught art to many students in a variety of settings ranging from art camps to museums, teaching students ages three to eighty-three.  A popular instructor at Squam Art Workshops, Sarah teaches her own mixed media techniques though her in-person classes. In addition, Sarah will be teaching her new online class called {painted pages workshop}! the class will run in JULY of 2013 and all of the information you need to know to register can be found right HERE!  

Sarah shows her work in her hometown of Northampton, MA and at Nahcotta Gallery in Portsmouth, NH as well as on her web site, Blog and Etsy shop.


photograph of sarah by thea coughlin photography