Originally from Kingston Ontario, Sarah Quintin came to Sackville to study fine art at Mount Allison University graduating with a BFA in 1992. Her art has always been driven by a strong sense of colour and form. As a young mother living in a small apartment she discovered that papier mache allowed her to create within her limited accommodations. Limitations, however, have never been a problem for Sarah's imagination.
She started creating quirky characters in papier mache. Mrs. Wolfratt with Chicken Hawk and Wired Woman became reoccurring subjects in her work; often shadowing her own life experiences. These imaginative characters, with thoughtfulness and humour, portray the challenges of finding 'balance' in a very busy life or the bliss one feels when swimming, running or just having a quiet time reading. She loves colour and pattern and uses these elements in her work.
After a sojourn away from art, Sarah is once again creating wonderful and refreshing papier mache sculptures. Welcome back Sarah.