Growing up on Orr’s Island gave me a special feeling for Maine coast life. I graduated from Oak Grove School in Vassalboro, and went on to study Graphic Design at Pratt Institute in New York. After college, I returned to Maine and worked as a commercial artist and Art Director for ten years. Then, in 1996 I began exhibiting & selling my paintings at art shows throughout New England, where I won numerous awards. In 2006, my husband, Tom and I opened the Greenier Studio/Gallery next to our home at 428 Middle Street in Bath, where I paint, exhibit my work and teach.

It is important to have my art always be evolving. I started out painting in watercolor – Maine coastal scenes and coastal still lifes. I switched to oils just before we opened our gallery in 2006. However, in recent years I’ve taken to plein air painting, and joined the PAPME group of outdoor artists in Boothbay Harbor. My husband also loves painting outdoors, so it’s been fun painting along the coast together. For years we took extended summer painting trips to Monhegan Island and Stonington. Now, we tend to paint more locally, as there is such an abundance of natural beauty right at our doorstep. Painting closer to home is also more personal, and our best work seems to be of those places that are most meaningful to us.

I’ve always loved Impressionistic painting, so last summer I took a month-long workshop with the well known American Impressionist, John C. Traynor. It was truly life changing living in New Hampshire and immersing myself completely into my work. I had the opportunity to paint outside 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. I also enjoy teaching painting. And, I offer two daytime oil and acrylic painting classes in my studio during the Fall and Winter.

I most enjoy painting quintessential Maine scenes. My oil paintings are designed to depict island and coastal living at its best, and convey a sense of place. Outdoor painting has helped me to see and feel my subject in a way that I can transmit that excitement into my work. My goal as an artist is to convey a feeling, a moment in time - and to evoke that in the viewer as well.

The Sarah Greenier Gallery is open by appointment and by chance. Please call (207) 443-3936 to set up a time to stop by, or you can take a chance that I may be painting in the gallery, or nearby – so just give me a call, thanks



Sarah Greenier
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-3936