Jun 23, 2016

An Artist's Faith Statement

"When creating a piece of art, I think first about the movement and emotion of the lines. I dig into how I’m feeling or how I want to share an emotion as I draw.

It doesn’t take long for my faith to intervene and become part of the story. I find it ever so important to share God’s love for women in today’s world of fabricated fantasies and “expectations” of how women are to look or act.

I draw and paint fantastical worlds and imaginary, winged, beautiful women, but their story is one about allowing the light from within, Christ’s love, to shine out of them without barriers or strongholds. I paint how I believe GOD sees His creation.

I want the Lord’s love and protection to be shared with the audience so they feel and understand His presence and joy for them. Much of the fairy fantasy art available to purchase uses dark color palettes and heavy lines to depict their narrative.

To help underline and emote God’s light, I choose to use bright and bold colors, the complementaries of purple and yellow which are soft to the eyes, and always a source of light coming from within or being embraced.

My relationship with Christ has and always will be a very emotional one, and I pour that out into my work for others to see and to experience. Using that moment to transcend what He has given me to give to them through the gift of illustration."

Feb 15, 2016

A Valentine's Day Giveaway - Winner Announced!


Congratulations to the winner of the Valentine's Day Giveaway!
Thank you, everyone, for participating. ♥︎
Stay tuned for the St. Patrick's Day Giveaway coming in March! 🍀

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Happy Valentine's Day! I know it was yesterday, but a holiday about Love should last so much longer than one day....how about every day? No? Well, we can start with a week. ;)


Valentine's Day is all about the love we share and feel towards those most important to us. Love is very important to me, to share with others....especially those that I don't know, because everyone needs it. A truth that is always good to share.

Today I want to share something with you, an original drawing...the first original drawing of my Mermaid Portrait series for my upcoming coloring book.

Here's what you need to do to be entered into the Giveaway:


♥︎ Go to my Pinterest page and Follow
♥︎ Pin something you like from my Pinterest page
♥︎ Share here or on my Facebook Page a link to the Pin you liked  

The more you Pin, the more your name is entered!
This will be running through the entire week of Valentine's. Today February 15th through Sunday, February 21st. All entries AFTER midnight February 21st will not make it to the list.

Winner will be announce Monday February 22nd!
winner announced on facebook and here on the blog. winner will also be contacted via message/email



Happy Pinning! ♥︎

Jan 18, 2016

Happy Mermaid Monday

Even a cold couldn't keep me away from creating a lovely mermaid for the upcoming book. ♥︎ Feeling the love in the air as Valentine's Day approaches next month.


Jan 11, 2016

Happy Mermaid Monday!

I have started a new project, Huzzah! I must be crazy. @_@

Every day until I feel I have enough, I am going to draw out a fun mermaid portrait. In the end, there will be enough beautiful mermaids for a pocket coloring book! I know, I'm so excited I just want to hide and draw for days to get it done!

On top of that, each drawing will be available for purchase. She will come matted in white ready for an 8x10 frame. You may visit here Mermaid Portrait #1 Original  to place your sale.

Here is the first one! 

Mermaid Portrait #1



Nov 23, 2015

Happy Mermaid Monday!

<< Purchase A Mermaid Calendar Here >>
Explore the mermaids amongst the ocean waters, swimming and resting with their fish and sea life companions. Let the bright and bold colors sweep you away into the underwater imagination of watercolor fantasy artist Sara Burrier.

Oct 29, 2015

Impressionable Portraits

Long ago, in a land far, far away (okay, like a few streets away...literally) I used to sit and draw conté portraits in a mall. My boyfriend at the time worked for a shop, who allowed me to sit right in front offering my services. At the time I did it because I could and it made me a little money during high school. But to be honest, I didn't see it as something to rave about or be excited about.

c. 1999

Fast forward almost 20 years, and I can tell you that my view on portraiture has changed...dramatically.

Hand drawn portraiture brings a perspective, quality, and etherial impression a photograph lacks without professional editing. And this is exactly what I hope to bring to you. The act of drawing a portrait is very personal, challenging, and a HUGE honor and gift given to me as the artist.

I have this daydream to hand draw children, friends, and family into fairies and angels. I am starting this new service using colored pencil while I build my watercolor techniques in this subject matter. The idea behind Impressionable Portraits is they are lifelike, and look very close to the realistic photo, but with a hint of whimsy and sketchiness found only in drawing. They are not intended to be photo realistic, but definitely to look a lot like the person being drawn.

c. 2015

I am currently taking commission requests for these portraits, and still have room to get some done before the Christmas holiday. They take about a week to create. Please visit my request page, fill out the information form, and in the subject line write "Impressionable Portrait".

These are 5x7 inch colored pencil drawings for a flat fee of $200. Sprayed and matted in a white mat, ready to be placed in an 8x10 frame.

All I need is the photo, if it's fairy or angel wings, color palette, and something of interest to the individual. 

It's my wish to provide an image filled with wonder, joy, and light around a person you love dearly. As a gift, or for yourself.