"Does there not exist a high ridge where the mountainside of 'scientific' knowledge joins the oppostie 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, my pictorial storybook chronicling the adventures of a black lab and a raven on a snowy day, will be published in late summer 2013 by PomegranateKids Press! The book will be available in local bookstores and online through amazon.com. View Pomegranate Press' fall catalog here:
Cover: Raven and the Red Ball
Recent Sketchbook Pages
(Hawaii, the Big Island)
Top: Lava cliffs, Pu'uhonua o Honauau (Jan. 9). Left: Onomea Bay, (Jan. 4). Right: Green sea turtles, (Jan. 11).
Above (Colorado): Red fox napping, (December 7) .
Upcoming Events, Exhibits, and Workshops:
"Wildlife Artist of the Year," David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
The Mall Galleries, London, June 4 - 8, 2013
View the online catalog here:
"Conservation in Focus: Scotland's Shetland Islands to Arctic Norway's Jan Mayen and the Svalbard Archipelago"
Cloud Ridge Naturalists expedition trip, June 7 - 21, 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:
"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