SARAH SLAM: Colors of Austin
by EAM Staff
Along each stop of the Sugar Art and Fashion Show we get to see the amazing art of so many talented and strong women. Our partnership has allowed us exposure to artists struggling to gain a voice all over the US. Sarah Slam is one of those stories.
Slam hails from a small conservative town in west Texas, where she struggled as an artist to have any sort of a real voice and to be taken seriously. In 2009, she went on a trip to attend the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It was there that she found a home amongst her fellow creatives; so much so that she relocated to Austin, Texas.
Her natural ability to paint a woman's beauty shows in each work, as she manipulates the features through the watercolor. The color and the image demand the viewers attention in every piece. Intricate details of the eyes bring a sincere and almost haunting quality to each of her works. "Eyes are like portals to a person’s soul", Slam says.
When Slam first came to Austin, she found herself attending as many art shows as she could. In 2011 she was invited to show her work for the first time in Austin. Since then, she has been busy showcasing her work in many spaces around town.
Slam loves being a painter she attributes her relationship to art as that of a "...co-dependant abusive relationship, and I just can't get enough." She struggles as most artists do to find more money to pump into her art business. She said she would rather not have to get a regular job to finance her art, but it may come to that.