"Does there not exist a high ridge where the mountainside of 'scientific' knowledge joins the opposite slope of 'artistic' imagination?"
~ Vladimir Nabokov
As a dedicated naturalist and an inquisitive artist, I attempt to approach my subjects with new eyes every time I draw or paint. To me, art and science are inseparable, as both rely on the use of keen observation to bypass preconceptions about a subject and understand its true nature. Each discipline informs and enriches the other. Drawing is the best way I know to explore, celebrate, and document the beauty and intricacy of the natural world, and to ignite that same passion in others. I invite you to share my interest, delight, and concern for this planet by exploring my artwork and website.
Raven and the Red Ball, Pomegranate Press, 2013. This pictorial storybook chronicles the adventures of a black lab and a raven on a snowy day. Available from local bookstores, online sellers, and directly from the publisher at: http://www.pomegranate.com/a225.html
Cover: Raven and the Red Ball
Upcoming Events, Exhibits, and Workshops:
"How Birds Fly," exhibit at the Seattle Museum of Flight. This exhibition features Dr. Peter Cavanaugh's stunning photographs augmented by illustrations by Sarah Drummond.
The Mall Galleries, London, June 3 - 7, 2014
"Wildlife Artist of the Year," David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The Mall Galleries, London, June 4 - 8, 2013
"Drawing on Nature"
New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, NM
Dates: June 11 - September 12, 2010
Description: 30 female artists from around the country share their illustrated journals and sketchbooks
"Inquiring Eyes: A Year of Exploration"
Dates: Pikes Peak Library District, January - April, 2009
the Atlantic, February 2007
Description: Selections of Sarah Drummond's work from her Watson Fellowship year retracing the routes of famous exploring expeditions
"Parallel Worlds: Four Seabirds of Great Duck Island"
George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History, Bar Harbor, ME
Dates: April 1, 2005 - April 1, 2006
Description: A multimedia exhibit designed, researched, and constructed by Sarah Drummond comparing the ecological experiences of four seabird species nesting on a small Maine coastal island.
Previous Workshops and Classes:
"Conservation in Focus: The Salish Sea and San Juan Islands"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists, September 29 - October 6, 2013
"Conservation in Focus: Scotland's Shetland Islands to Arctic Norway's Jan Mayen and the Svalbard Archipelago"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists, June 7 - 21, 2013
"An Artist's Vision of the Maine Coast"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists expedition trip, June 3 - 11, 2012
"Of Tiger Walls and Canyon Wrens: A Naturalist's Journey on the Yampa and Green Rivers," Cloud Ridge Naturalists expedition trip, May 29-June 4, 2011, Colorado and Utah
"Darwinism: The History of a Theory," Frye Art Museum summer art offering in conjunction with the exhibition "Gabriel von Max: Be-tailed Cousins and Phantasms of the Soul."
August 16-19, 2011, Seattle, Washington
"In Darwin's Footsteps (Part II): Chilean Patagonia"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists, December 2-19, 2011
"In Darwin's Footsteps (Part I): Argentine Patagonia,"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists, October 31 - November 17, 2010
"The Art of Natural History"
College of the Atlantic, March 29 - June 5, 2010
March - June, 2008
"Introduction to Watercolor Painting"
of the Atlantic, March 29 - June 5, 2010
"Wilderness Images: An Artist's Voyage of Discovery To Southeast Alaska's Inside Passage"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists, June 8 - 17, 2007
May 31 - June 8, 2008