"The only thing that matters is, did it turn out like I wanted it? If you're chasing after positive reviews, demographic trends or a lucrative box office, you've already failed. But, if your only ambition is to get something off your chest and render it exactly as you wanted it, then you're bulletproof" --Ricky Gervais

Sarah Boyts Yoder is a mixed media painter living and working in Charlottesville, VA. Sarah uses materials ranging from oil sticks, traditional acrylic, and latex house paint to create her multilayered, mixed media paintings and collages. A love of color, collage and illustration drive the search for balance. Between sophistication and simplicity, and cartoon-like expression and eloquent abstraction. She finds inspiration high and low, drawing from Abstract Expressionist and Pop Art theory and the children’s books, illustrations, and cartoons she experiences with her small children Sofia and Zeke.

She received her BFA in painting from Eastern New Mexico University and an MFA in painting from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 2006. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in South Carolina, Virginia and Texas since 2006. Sarah was a fellow at VCCA in 2013 and received a professional fellowship in painting from VMFA (Virginia Museum of Fine Art) for 2014-2015.