My name is Sarah Gubetta and I was born and raised in Winsted, CT, a small former mill town in Litchfield County. Here I attended The Gilbert School and began receiving recognition and awards for my drawing and photography skills. After graduating high school, I went to Central Connecticut State University where I received a BA in Mathematics as well as a minor in Art. I did my graduate studies and received a MS in Secondary Education at the University of Bridgeport. I am currently teaching art and math at the high school level, often incorporating the two into one another.
In addition to teaching and creating art, I participate in many art related events and exhibitions. I am a member of the Housatonic Valley Art League, The Kent Art Association, and an artist collective called Procre8 that is based out of Hartford, CT. My work has been exhibited in the Berkshire Art Salon, Trinity Gallery, ArtSpace Gallery, The 224, Real Art Ways, and other locations. I was recognized by the Connecticut General Assembly during a group show at the ArtSpace Gallery in Hartford, CT.
With the principles and elements of art in mind, I paint exactly where my emotions and intuitions lead me. I use my own photographs as references for my paintings. My paintings are intended to combine imagination, inspiration, and creative license. My photography is meant to capture moments exactly for what they are – beautiful, ugly, intense, and truthful.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” -Aaron Siskind
While most believe an artist should be known for mastering a technique, I believe that it is important to take different approaches based on what inspires you in a given moment. Painting the same subjects with the same technique over and over seems uninspiring and tedious. To me, art is an expression of an in-the-moment feeling. Art is an outlet and I live to be spontaneous!
“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” -Banksy