Sara Barcus is an artist and illustrator living in San Antonio, Texas. She attended North East School of the Arts and San Antonio College for Visual Arts studies.
Sara has been working as the Events Coordinator and resident artist at HijoleSA Gallery in Blue Star Arts Complex since 2017. She works as a gallery artist, freelance painter, illustrator and muralist, designer for Bird By Bird and began teaching art to young humans through The Circle School in 2017. Sara has been involved in many areas of the San Antonio arts community since 2003 and has collaborated with many great minds, such as Justin Parr (and others) at Flight, Robert Tatum, Jason Gonzales, TurtleKing Silkscreen, Bexar Bellamy, House of Sprouts and others. Her work focuses on connections, patterns, time, and our fickle humanity.
Sara’s work focuses heavily on the ideas of narrative, humanity, community, identity, and personal, and communal history. It is her hope to create work that connects people to each other by our shared tiny, unspoken, and personal moments, memories, and thoughts.
Current independent projects include: There is Hope in This World: a mixed media series about the finding and maintaining the balance between reality and frivolity in the modern world., Temporal Dichotomy: a mixed media series about time, decay, and growth, The Science of You and Me: an illustrated children’s book about physics concepts, and Perceptions on the Spectrum: Invisible Identities a series devoted to communicating perceptions of the world and the world’s perception of a neurodiversity.
She is also currently taking commissions for a variety of works including: family portraiture and commissioned paintings, illustrations for children’s books and other print media, cover images for albums and other projects, murals, apparel, and more.