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The Chef’s Table | Where Art Lives

The light of the sunrise is softened by sheer curtains; it bathes the ceiling, painted in a hue of powder-blue. Beneath it I feel immersed. The air is cool and the silhouette of nearby ridges are just greening. Winter came and went a week ago. Snow and ice halted Spring’s early blooms. Naked trees expose ground cover, last season’s leaves are dry umber. I toss back the crisp white linens,.. Read More

Restoring Sunlight | Revisited

Tulip borders are abloom, scarlet petals compliment yellow daffodils. Cherry Blossoms and Japanese Magnolia’s lace garden paths. Azaleas proclaim signs of Spring are evident, and I cannot resist this opportunity to savor them. Early days of March are unpredictable. The sun invites one to disrobe, shed the layers and drink in the warmth; while chilling breezes send us right back indoors, reaching for sweaters and coats. Much like the seedlings.. Read More

Restoration of Compassion & Freedom

Restoration of Compassion & Freedom   “There is no art without contemplation” -Robert Henri The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art is honored to announce renewal and resurgence in Michele West’s contemplative works in flow painting. Through varied realms of media and application, Michele renders reflections of mindfulness, strength and fulfillment. With appreciation for the complexities of current human existence paired with the near cataclysmic layers of historic past, she.. Read More

Signed Prints in Support of Haiti

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art is honored to announce prints by Michele West for Art Auction in Support of Haiti Relief. In collaboration with, Michele West has produced fine archival prints of “Hibiscus” (2017) Watercolor on Paper. Proceeds from auction print sales will directly benefit St. John’s Lutheran Mission Team who provide relief to Haiti through mission work in the region. Each museum quality archival print in.. Read More

An Evening with Jim Avett

The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art presents An Evening with Jim Avett –Album Release Day Show– As part of the The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art’s 3rd Annual Cultural Arts Enrichment Event, we are honored to host a return show for our dear friend, and songwriter extraordinaire, Jim Avett. We welcome our community and fellow arts appreciators to join us for An Evening with Jim Avett, Friday May.. Read More

Art Walks, Studio & Sanctuary

Art Walks  Studio & Sanctuary It is with tremendous joy and appreciation that the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art is honored to announce a new page in the book that our Art Life is writing. Introducing, Art Walks, a CTV BEAM production in collaboration with Sarah West and The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art, Smiths Station, Alabama’s destination for Continued Fine Arts Education. Join Art Walks for a journey into.. Read More

Fine Art Classes | Winter Spring 2017

Fine Art Classes Winter | Spring 2017    The Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art announces New Fine Art Classes for the Winter/ Spring Season. Join Artists of the Sarah West Gallery of Fine Art in the New Year for Continued Education Fine Art Classes, tailored to foster artistic furtherance through exploration and studio education. Our Classes provide an individualized experience in hands-on learning, paired with skill development, and cultural/.. Read More


Throughout history events have been recorded in varied forms of remembrance. The autumn season has always been my favorite time of year. I think it’s ironic that Fall holds the shades of my favorite color. To me, fall symbolizes a precursor to winter, the gathering of happiness, the counting of blessings, and a chance to feel the cool energy of life. It is a time of preparation, an opportunity for.. Read More

Time Traveler

  Another trip around the sun, a planetary orbit shifts. Stars align as I work feverishly into the night. At a frantic pace I write of things as they come. An impending deluge of thought, ideas pour in and I attempt to record them all before they are gone. They are all tied together. Like the magician’s silk scarf, one idea lends itself to another. Seemingly endless is this renaissance… Read More

Navigating Sun Tides

Have you ever tried to photograph a sunset only to find that the still image doesn’t near capture the essence of the moment as it is lived? In the recent year, I almost given up the notion of photographing a sunset. Instead, I savor the westward drive home. As the sun dips nearer to the horizon, exhilarating hues streak the sky and kiss the trees like Parrish’s brushwork. This time.. Read More