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Artist Spotlight



Sarah Jane Keiser grew up in southeastern Wisconsin. Art and nature were central to her upbringing – she grew up in a family of skilled woodcarvers and outdoorsmen. After high school, she drifted away from her study of arts and pursued the sciences, graduating University of Wisconsin Madison with degrees in zoology and psychology. She then moved to the east coast for a career in medicine.


After a personal tragedy, Sarah returned to painting. She currently splits her time between Charleston, South Carolina and Ellison Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Nature is central to her themes, and she is inspired by the scenes where she lives. She primarily works with oil paint, and prefers still life and plein air. She also enjoys doing pet portrait commissions. Sarah works in a range of sizes from 2x3 inches to upwards over 24x30 inches.


She is a member of the Oil Painters of America and Seabrook Island Art Guild. She won Best New Artist Plein Air Magazine December 2022, First Place Oil Painting Category and City Purchase Award North Charleston Arts Fest 2023, Best in Show Animal North Charleston Arts Fest 2022. She has been featured in Carolina Muse magazine October 2023. You can follow her on Instagram @sjkoilpaints or her website You can also see some of her work at Plum Bottom Gallery located in Door County, WI

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