about me

{hello there!}

Sarah Ahearn Bellemare is an artist from New England who first began painting as a way to illustrate poetry.  

Her mixed media paintings are layered with found images, fragments of text from old books and pieces of outdated maps.  The ephemera become the fabric and focus of her paintings, many of which are inspired by childhood memories of time spent by the seashore.

Sarah has taught art to many students in a variety of settings ranging from art camps to museums, teaching students age 3 to 63. Most recently, Sarah has taught her playful techniques for making mixed media paintings at Squam Art Workshops.  In 2013, Sarah will be leading in-person studio workshops in her hometown of Northampton, MA as well as online e-courses on painting and mixed media. 

She can often be found making messes in her sunny studio in Northampton, MA. When she’s not creating, she’s dreaming up new adventures that she’ll take with her ecologist husband, their precocious (yet adorable) three year old little girl and their lovable (but odd) mutt Chooch the pooch. 

photo by thea coughlin

wanna know more?  read on... 
{ FAQ }

here you'll find some answers to commonly asked questions, as well as some interviews (or links to) where you'll be able to a lot learn more! 

Q: how'd you get started?  

A: the story starts here, the first in a series of blog posts i'm calling {behind the scenes}.  

Q: where will you be teaching in 2013?  

A: i’ll be teaching both in person and online again this year!  
all the details will be announced in my newsletter and here on my blog. 

my online workshop is running in july!  

i hope you can join us!  my first online class sold out very quickly, and since spaces are very limited you may want to sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when registration opens. sign up for my newsletter here! (dont’ worry, i only send out newsletters once or twice a season and there’s always important information and treats for my subscribers! 

i’m also in the midst of planning some in-person weekend workshops to take place in the fall of 2013. i’ll announce dates and times as soon as i have everything lined up!  these will take place in my hometown of northampton, massachusetts with studio visits as part of the weekend!  i am so excited!  again, sign up on the mailing list for more info.  
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*my interviews: 

to read: 
- featured artist in the january/february issue of somerset studio magazine. a 10 page spread of art and an interview. 

to listen:
-podcast with rice freeman-zachary on creative mixed media website- grab a glass of wine and listen!  it’s about 45 minutes long. february 2013

- another lengthy (but fun!) podcast interview on artistically speaking radio listen here! november 2011

- interview on creative mojo radio from june 1, 2011. see here
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