Sabina, American born, now lives and creates here on the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, Australia, as a full time artist. Being an only child to European Immigrants, Sabina's zest for life, adventure, and being one’s self, can be experienced through her art.
"My Mother always encouraged me to be my own person; I share this with you through my art."
Sabina's works are truly an eclectic array of styles and mediums, where she shares her passion for texture, colours, and typography.
Self taught, Sabina has nurtured her independence and artistic freedom and creates spontaneously from within: expressing a feeling, a memory or an impression. Not restricted by uniform techniques, and free to express herself fully, results in unique pieces that arouse and captivate the viewer. It is this free spirit and passion that is embodied in each piece of work, across the array of mediums Sabina works with.
Sabina’s 'coastal abstract' paintings are inspired by the coastal lifestyle which Sabina embraces. With camera in hand, inspiration is key, the palette of hues across her work comes from her surroundings and the day’s events in which she is creating in. From a walk along the beach, flowers in her garden, Sabina's fine eye for details, is harnessed in her photographic mastery, capturing the raw beauty Mother Nature creates over time. Rusted metals, peeling paint, the hidden gems of texture in the netting on a pier, or off the side of a boat. Anything weathered comes together for her inspiration once back in the studio. Here, with hints of mixed media, a horizon made with genuine music sheets that bring Sabina back to her childhood with her Mother, who loved playing the piano, to what we all love most about the beach “the beautiful sound of the waves”, some typography, and numbers; inspired from Sabina's vast manufacturing background. This total collaboration has Sabina creating a style which brings the viewer an adventure in texture and color like no other.
Just like her more colorful ‘coastal abstract’ paintings, Sabina’s coastal 'neutral’ abstract paintings are expressions of her love for the beach, through textures and shades of neutral. These works are also created using acrylic paint, medium, and occasionally hints of mixed media and music sheets, creating works of energy, spontaneity, and emotion.
This free spirit style is also embodied in Sabina’s one of a kind figurative pastel drawings. Often mistaken for being coloured paper, airbrushed or digital prints, these works are in fact done all by hand. Starting with a quality blank white sheet, Sabina works each pigment into the paper creating an adventure in colour and energy. The numbers which you will find throughout Sabina's figurative works are based on Sabina’s mood, the energy of the model, and overall feel of the day. As well as numbers, Sabina also enjoys using letters and swirls to represent the energy of life we generate from within, even when standing still. As with all Sabina’s work, inspiration is key, the palette of hues across her figurative works may come from Sabina’s drive along the esplanade to life drawing, to a person’s shirt or a prop the model brought in.
Sabina’s life drawings never have a face, so she decided to focus on just that in her own way through a series of abstract portraitures. Here Sabina shares with you a style in simplicity which speaks volumes. Stunning bold rich colour, with a minimalism that ignites these figurative works to have a life of their own.
"I feel art is a form of expression for not only the artist, but the collector as well. I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy the adventure of creating it"