Sarah Rutledge Fischer, a figurative artist living and working in Fairhope, has little in the way of formal arts education and has acquired most of her post-secondary arts education working side by side with other artists in community center classes and figure study groups. The figures at the core of Sarah’s work rarely relax into passive objectification, instead coming to the page with a story to tell, each seeking an audience of its own.
“When I was growing up I wanted to be a poet and a novelist. I was (and still am) a voracious reader. I think I imagined that writing fiction and poetry would feel very much like reading fiction and poetry does. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. After years of banging my head against the keyboard, I finally discovered that the connection and vitality I seek is something that I feel when I am creating art. So here I am. (Although, I really do still want to be a poet and a novelist when I grow up.)”