Pemigewasset Wilderness, 2021
24 in x 14 in
Winter Whites, 2021
24 in x 15 in
Sarah Warren’s Artist Statement
I live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My designs and color choices are influenced by the natural beauty of this region.
I am constantly analyzing colors, patterns of light, and the angles of natural landscapes and skyscapes, imagining how to turn what I see into a tapestry. My goal as a tapestry artist is to communicate the peace, inspiration, and renewal that can be found in the natural world. “Pemigewasset Wilderness” was inspired by the vast view from Galehead, a mountain deep within the largest wilderness area of the White Mountain National Forest. “Winter Whites” was inspired by the subtle colors in the clouds, fog, and snow that surround us in Northern New Hampshire all winter. “Global Warming” is a weaving diary, of sorts. Last August, I sat down at my loom every day with no plan other than to see where the warp and weft took me. It was a summer filled with terrifying news of uncontrollable wildfires, burning icebergs, and record-breaking floods…
Global Warming, 2020
24 in x 11 in
Sarah Warren’s Biography
I began weaving in 2001 when I took a class in landscape tapestry taught in Santa Fe, NM. With a background in watercolor painting, knitting, and needlepoint, I quickly became enthralled with the process of “painting with wool.” In addition to taking five studio classes with James Koehler, I have continued my study of color theory, design, and weaving techniques by taking a variety of workshops and studio classes.
I became a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen in January 2007. My tapestries are on display at five of their galleries. 2021 will be my thirteenth year as an exhibitor at their Annual Craftsmen Fair at Sunapee, NH, a nine-day event in early August. This is a wonderful opportunity not only to display and sell my tapestries but also to explain the art of tapestry weaving to the many people who visit my booth.