Sarah Woods

Sarah grew up in Wyoming, and graduated from the University of Wyoming. She has often attributed her painting style to life at high altitude. Her colors are crisp and bold, her lighting is dramatic, just like the landscapes and wildlife she has spent her life watching. Sarah now lives high in the mountains of South Central Colorado with her husband and two daughters. It is an area of sparse population and incredible scenic beauty. Their home lies in one of Colorado’s richest and most diverse wildlife areas for elk, deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and black bear. Her high altitude painting style has earned her numerous awards and recognition. She was called one of the most promising young wildlife artists in the country by Stephen Doherty, editor of “American Artist”. She has been awarded both the Founders Favorite and the Juror’s Choice awards at the Arts for the Parks competition. Her paintings are in the permanent collection of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Bennington Center for the Arts and the Environmental Defense Fund.




Exhibitions and Awards 


B.F.A., University of Wyoming

Selected Exhibitions

• A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art,One Woman Retrospective Exhibition,Trinidad, CO 2008
• National Museum of Wildlife Art, Western Visions, Jackson, WY, 1993-2014
• Old West Museum, Cheyenne Frontier Days, Cheyenne, WY, 1992-2016
• Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Birds in Art, Wausau, WI, 1989, 1998, 2003, 2007
• Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wildlife: The Artist’s View, Wausau, WI, 1993
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Natural Wonders, Wausau, WI, 1997
Bennington Center for the Arts, Grand Opening Featured Artist, 1993
• Bennington Center for the Arts, Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, VT, 2001, 2002, 2005
• Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, WY, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2006
• Society of Animal Artists, The Wildlife Experience, Parker, CO, 2008
• Colorado Governor’s Invitational Show, Loveland, CO, 2008
• Sangro de Cristo Art Center, Representing the West, CO, 2007
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Cowgirl Up, Wickenburg, AZ, 2009

Awards & Honors

• Sangre Art Fest, People’s Choice Award, Westcliffe, CO, 2012, 2014
• Arts for the Parks Juror’s Choice Award
• Arts for the Parks, Founder’s Favorite Award
Colorado Duck Stamp

Selected Collections

• Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
• Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
• Environmental Defense Fund
• Colorado State University
• Erivan & Helga Haub Family

Gallery Affiliations

Trailside Galleries--since 1987
Broadmoor Galleries--since 2009