Copyright Sarah Soward 2014
36 x 36 inches
Oil on Canvas

Available through 
3rd Dimension Gallery

Special Event:

Small Business Saturday at Claremont Art Studios

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Claremont Art Studios usually only opens its doors to the public for First Friday events and Silicon Valley Open Studios. We have special permission to open the doors to the public for Small Business Saturday. So come on down!

I will have new work and more new prints available. I will also have semi-precious and precious gemstone jewelry available for sale. Usually, I only sell the jewelry through a gallery in Hawaii.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014
Noon to 5:00 PM

Claremont Art Studios
1515 S. Claremont St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

Upcoming exhibition:

Artists4Rhinos in Italy

Sky Blue was accepted into the 'Artists4Rhinos' exhibition at the Museum of Natural History in Genoa, Italy.

December 5 to January 11, 2015

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova
Via Brigata Liguria, 9,
16121 Genova, Italy

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Sky Blue painting by Sarah Soward


Recurring Exhibition:

First Friday at Claremont Art Studios

1515 S. Claremont St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

5pm–8pm the First Friday of each month.

Next date: December 5th, 2014.

image of Suci Rhino by Sarah Soward


Available for Purchase:

Available in Galleries:

(Due to the current location of the lava flow issuing from Pu'u O'o crater, I have removed my work from Jungle Love in Pahoa. I'm hoping this is temporary and wish everyone there the best.)

Available On-line:

Upcoming exhibition:

tiny at STUDIO Gallery

A selection of my smallest pieces will be at STUDIO Gallery with a host of other artists' work for the exhibition: tiny.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, November 16th, 2014
1:00 to 6:00 PM

11th Anniversary Party:
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
1:00 to 6:00 PM
(I'll be at this one!)

STUDIO Gallery
1641 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Gallery Hours:
Mon, Thu, Fri: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tues, Wed: By appointment
Sat, Sun: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM


Upcoming Classes:

This is your last chance to get training at BAVC from Sarah Soward. As of November 2014 I will have officially taught at BAVC as a contractor for 10 years, and I'm calling it at a decade. That first class was an Illustrator class. I think it's fitting that my last class will be Illustrator as well. After all, it is my favorite program.

HTML/CSS: Introduction
Fri, 11/14 & 21/2014

WordPress: Introduction
Sun, 11/16/2014

Illustrator: Introduction
Sat–Sun, 11/22–23/2014

"So long, and thanks for all the fish!"

Current Design/Development Projects:

I am not taking any new freelance design/development clients at this time. I highly recommend the team at Mahalo Media Group and, for the specialty of author websites, the very talented Ilsa Brink.

Recent design and development projects include audio manipulation, web animation, work with Stoller Design Group (for clients such as Kaiser and Samsung), work with Alison Levine and also Marjorie Liu. Past clients of note include, Salesforce Foundation and California Shakepeare Theater (Cal Shakes).

Project of note: Inspire Change Online Storytelling Tool for Kaiser Permanente won a Gold Quill Excellence Award for Communication Education Tools in 2013


Sarah Soward is an artist and designer with a rather profound love of rhinos. In addition to painting rhinos (and many other subjects), she draws, designs print and web collateral, and taught design and development for the last decade. Of note, one of her paintings was part of the Wildlife Artist of the year 2013 exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.   

She coauthored the WordPress and Flash Cookbook published by Packt Publishing. Sarah was also a technical editor on the HTML5 for Mobile Devices cookbook published by Packt Publishing.