Sarah Baskin paints impressionistic watercolor landscapes and seascapes. She is attracted to the transparency of watercolor and how the white of the paper shines through the paint.
In each image she paints, Sarah aspires to be a painter of light, focusing on how the sunlight plays across the side of a building or how it sparkles on the water and on how shadows stretch across a landscape.
She also loves to paint outside en plein air in challenging conditions of changing light, moisture, wind, heat and cold—and the occasional passerby—that force her to paint more quickly than she does in the studio and make her a better, looser painter.
Although Sarah has always lived in southern New England, her favorite place in the world is Brooksville, Maine, where she has spent her summer vacations for her entire life.
Many of her paintings are inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding towns, harbors and islands of Penobscot Bay.