2019 Artist Highlight

Introducing new host artist, Sarah Brokke

We are very pleased to welcome another new host to this year’s tour. Known for her intense and vibrant portrait work, Sarah is bringing an exciting opportunity to learn more about her dynamic work in the place that inspires her. Sarah is an art instructor at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth and has been showing her work in the area for many years. She is also involved with her community through the Mural Initiative Project, including a recent mural painted with students at CSS and the kids at our local North Shore Community School, where it can be found! Sarah shared what it is like to live and work as an artist on the North Shore.

 What do you like the most about living and working on the North Shore?

The beauty of the lake, the ever-shifting colors of the landscape, and the people who live here are continual sources of inspiration. I spend time in the woods everyday, and I never cease to be amazed by the sensory experience of just being among the trees in the fresh air. 

What are you looking forward to during the tour?

I’m a veteran 20/20 attendee— I’m always amazed at the incredible breadth of work made on the North Shore. This year I’m honored to be a part of a group of artists who call such a beautiful place ‘home’.  I’m also thrilled to host such amazing artists at my studio.

“She is Mid Winter” by Sarah Brokke

What is it that you enjoy about working in your medium?

I have a deep love for painting due to the richness of the color and the physicality of the paint.  Painting for me is both meditation and escape and helps me to understand and digest elements of the world around me. It is an absolute gift to be able to make the kind of work I do.

The finished mural at the North Shore Community School

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