About Sarah Meadows

Sarah Meadows wears many creative hats. She is an art teacher to nearly a thousand students by day and a professional studio artist and published children's book illustrator -well- the rest of the time!

Sarah earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA) in 2004 and her Master of Art in Teaching (PreK-12 Art Education) from Hollins University (Roanoke, VA) in 2007.

She is equally at ease with watercolor, oil and acrylic paints and also uses colored pencils and alcohol-based ink, as well as digital photography.  Sarah draws her inspiration from the unsurpassed beauty in and around her native state of Virginia and is particularly fond of her scenic hometown, Fincastle, in Botetourt County.  Her artistic style is incredibly detailed and realistic, transporting the viewer to a time and place that embraces beauty, simplicity, and God’s goodness in the world. It is her sincere hope that others will be blessed by her art.

In recent years, Sarah has expanded her creative offerings to include mixed-media folk art pieces, reminiscent of artistry from the past, as she is passionate about history and preservation of antique objects and architecture.  She also specializes in fiber arts and designing patterns, color planning and primitive rug hooking, as well as punch needle embroidery. 

Sarah's work has been in shows and exhibitions, including "Botetourt County: 250+1 Years of Delight" (2021) at the History Museum of Western Virginia.  Her work has been published  (Illustrator for Hello Hokie Bird! Mascot Books, 2003) and featured in the History Museum of Western Virginia exhibition catalog (2021).

Sarah is an active member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA), National Watercolor Society, Folk Art Society of America, American Craft Council and Historic Fincastle, Inc..