Sarah Dugger has 25 years experience in the commercial textiles and fine art fields. After graduating from Bowling Green State University in 1997 with a BFA in Surface Design she started working in NYC and San Francisco designing textiles for Nicole Miller, Victoria’s Secret and Pottery Barn. She was a part of the Salami Factory co-op in Fairfax, California which inspired her to pursue fine art painting. At present she is working across three disciplines; fine art painting, large scale murals and hand printing textile yardage. She is married to the love of her life, Howie Dugger, and together they have three children; Maisie, Tegan and Sidney.
The physical act of making art has always been my main motivator. I love what it feels like in my body to draw, paint and print. As a fine artist I am interested in color and the application of a specific set of marks to create a stylized version of a realistic subject. As a textile designer I am challenged to maintain my personal style while working within the tight limitations of the printing process. As a muralist I am able to visualize and execute my artwork at a large scale and consider how public art creates a sense of place. I cycle through these three disciplines based on the time of year; making murals in the warm Ohio weather, printing textiles in the winter and fine art painting year round and make discoveries about my artistic voice as I shift between mediums..