Sarah Rutledge Fischer is a figurative artist living and working in Fairhope, AL.
Sarah is largely self-taught, acquiring most of her arts education at the easel, working beside other artists in figure study groups. The human figure is at the core of Sarah’s art, and her belief that all bodies are good bodies is on display in the variety of shape and form celebrated in beauty within her work. Her figures often come to the page with a story to tell, and in recent shows, Sarah has been pleased to discover that people connect strongly with these stories.
"My figures, with their clothes stripped away, bear nothing that can distract us from empathy and connection. They claim their space and invite us to see ourselves reflected in their lines and shadows."
In commission work, Sarah has the honor of telling her clients' stories--the intimate bond between mother and child, a woman's relationship with her pre-mastectomy body, the joy held in a moment of wonder captured on film--each an honor to bring to paper or canvas.
To reach out about commissioning a custom work or purchasing one of her originals, contact Sarah here.
Photo credit: Lynn Oldshue, Our Southern Souls