Sarah Kaiser-Amaral

Sarah is an oil painter who works representationally, but also blends fantasy with reality. Her main focus is on the figure, birds, and the landscape. Her studio is located in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center in Evanston.


  • University of Chicago - M.F.A.
  • Colorado State University - B.F.A.


Oil paint, pastel, watercolors

Areas of focus:

Realism and surrealism painting, figurative drawing


Exhibit highlights:

  • "Seeing the Light," Leslie Wolfe Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2017
  • "Boundaries," MLG Gallery, Chicago, IL - 2016
  • Rockford Biennial, IL - 2015

Other interests and inspirations:

Running, traveling, birding

Publication highlights:

Studio Visit Magazine, vol. 40 - 2018

Sarah's teaching style:

She emphasizes process above product, showing students how to tap into the meditative and therapeutic aspects of artmaking. Students learn concrete skills as well as how the process of artmaking is beneficial to their well-being.

Sarah loves EAC because . . .

Students get opportunities to exhibit their work in the galleries, and the community atmosphere is welcoming.

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