Sarah Cassani (b. 1980) is an artist and designer from southern Maine. Sarah is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design where she studied painting and illustration. Following RISD, an interest in book arts led her to Boston where she pursued a full time career in graphic design. Sarah returned to Maine in 2011 where her path has led back to painting. 

Sarah’s oil paintings are inspired by nature as it relates to people, places, and objects. Sarah paints primarily “from life” or with her subject in view, where she can most carefully study value and color relationships in a visual dialogue. “For me, the act of painting is akin to having a conversation with my subject. I observe what speaks to me and the painting is my response. Whether painting a flower, a family heirloom, or a landscape, I want to illuminate my subject in a thoughtful way and freeze this memory on my canvas.” Sarah has participated in various juried exhibitions throughout New England. Her paintings are part of private collections throughout the United States.

Sarah’s work extends to the design of fine stationery. Her background in graphic design has led to an appreciation for the origins of printing and a curiosity with old-fashioned printing equipment and techniques. Sarah has found a way to combine her paintings with unique printing methods such as letterpress and foil printing in the form of custom high-end stationery, cards, gift wrap, and coming soon… textiles!

Sarah’s studio is located in Eliot, Maine where she lives with her husband, daughter, and loyal studio pup.

Sarah is also an arts educator, and is a resident artist at the Art Center in Dover, New Hampshire.