Sky Creature

Copyright Sarah Soward 2014
40 x 30 inches
Oil on Canvas

Available through 
3rd Dimension Gallery

Featured Exhibition:

Colorful Creatures

New contemporary wildlife paintings on display. Come see Soward's rhinos, hyenas, bison, and more!

Reception: July 30th, 2014

6:30pm–8pm: Art reception. A portion of sales from this evening will go to benefit SF's March for Elephants and Rhinos on October 4, 2014.
7pm–9pm: Poetry, music and an open mic. Featuring Maurine Killough, Dan Swetlik and Thomas J. Burks.

Peninsula Ballet Theater
1880 S. Grant Street
San Mateo, CA 94402

July 1st to mid-August, 2014

2pm–7pm Mon.–Fri.
9am–1pm Sat.

More details: City Arts of San Mateo

image of Suci Rhino by Sarah Soward

Upcoming exhibition:

Claremont Art Studios First Friday

A selection of art and artists will be available this coming First Friday at Claremont Art Studios. Sarah will have rhinos and other subjects in the front gallery.

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

August 1, 2014

5pm–8pm Fri.

In August, Sarah Soward will be traveling, but examples of her work will be available. Other artists of Claremont Art Studios will be present.

Well hello there giraffe painting by Sarah Soward


Available for Purchase:

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Recurring Exhibition:

First Friday at Claremont Art Studios

1515 S. Claremont St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

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


Upcoming Classes:

HTML5/CSS3 Intro
Fri, 07/25/2014

Elements of Experience Design
Sat–Sun, 07/26–27/2014

jQuery: Introduction
Fri, 08/08/2014

Principles of Human Centered Design
Sat, 08/09/2014

Wireframing and Diagramming
Sun, 08/10/2014

SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Fri, 08/22/2014

HTML/CSS: Introduction
Sat–Sun, 08/23–24/2014

Current Design/Development Projects:

I am not taking any new 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 work with Stoller Design Group (for clients such as Kaiser and Samsung), Alison Levine, and Marjorie Liu.

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, teaches custom design and software classes, and is an instructor for the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and AcademyX.  

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.