Artist and Art Teacher, Sarah Suplina, explores the combination of watercolor paper and layers of paper to create intricate, detailed collages. Sarah loves to work with subjects of nature including birds, florals and landscapes. Sarah explains, “I use watercolor paper because I can paint unique color variations and surprises. The 300 pound paper also allows for wonderful paper manipulation”. Her unique style has been developed over years of experimentation and she is also a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York. As a published artist and member of the International Paper Artist Collective, Sarah is well known in the world of paper art. Her pieces have been sold all over the world through her Etsy Shop and direct commission pieces. ~ @sarahsnippets
“Tiger Bird”, 2022. Inspired by the Chinese Year of the Tiger, I explored the theme of tigers in nature. This handsome guy is called a Tiger Bird, or the Rufous Treepie. I love the final color palette of this piece with the neutral colors of the Tiger bird and lush greens. Hand painted paper, hand cut and assembled.
“Tiger Shrike”, 2022. Inspired by the Chinese Year of the Tiger, I explored the theme of tigers in nature and I just fell in love with this little bird. I was very happy with how the fern vegetation came out as well. The watercolor paper really shows beautiful color variations. Handpainted, hand cut and assembled.
“Desert Oasis”, 2018. I created this piece after a trip to Arizona where I was fully inspired by all the gorgeous cacti. This piece was created with hand painted, hand cut and assembled paper. Sold to a private collector.
“Blue Thistle”, 2021. Inspired by the prickly but pretty blue Thistle, I wanted to create a piece that really showed off this sharp beauty. Created with hand painted paper, hand cut and assembled – each little piece! This beauty has been sold to a private collector.
“Woodhen”, 2021. This was a beloved commission piece that really shows the perfect marriage of watercolor paper and cut layers. The subtle fall colors and the sweet Hen’s face make for one of my favorite pieces. Sold to a private collector.