ABOUT THE ARTIST

Self-taught artist, Sarah Schryver was born in 1991 and raised in the Interior of British Columbia. She has always had an artistic background and draws much of her inspiration from early western influences.

Being a bootmaker’s daughter, Sarah made her first pair of western boots at an early age. During her teen years she began riding for a professional horse trainer, as well as competing in reining, working cowhorse, team roping and ranch horse versatility. 

Sarah currently resides in British Columbia’s Thompson-Nicola and remains devoted to portraying the western lifestyle through her charcoal art in a unique and contemporary manner.

Sarah's work has been internationally awarded and can be seen in both western and fine art magazines, as well as worldwide private collections.

Select Awards

» Runner-Up Best In Show - Art of the West Show & Sale, Kamloops, BC

» 2nd People's Choice - Fluidity of the Horse, Institute of Equine Artists Member Exhibit

» 3rd Pencil/Charcoal - Equine Dream Art Show, Sacramento, CA

» Founder's Choice - Black & White Expo, Infinity Art Gallery International Exhibit

» Best Entry Depicting a Pacer - An Equine Jubilee, Delaware, OH

» Juror's Choice - Hooves, Ploughs & Planting Fields, Fort Langley, BC

» 2nd People's Choice - NRHyA Art Competition, National Reining Horse Assoc. Derby, Oklahoma City, OK

» Honor In the Arts in the Field of Drawing - Arts Council of the Central Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

Select Publications/Media

 

» Studio Feature- Visual Language Contemporary Fine Art Magazine, May 2014

» Broadcast Interview- CIGV-FM, Aug 2011

» Published Interview- Peachland View, Vol 8, Issue 10

» International Contemporary Masters Juried Art Book, Volume VIII

» Penticton Western News, Vol 45, Issue 94

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