Sarah Keller

Sarah’s paintings and illustrations emerge from her experiences in the outdoors. Her interest in acquainting herself with the flora and fauna of the ocean, forest, and mountains, is apparent in each artwork.

Sarah seeks to convey the wonder inspired by nature and the details that are easily missed. Her acrylic and watercolour pieces aim to celebrate the joy of the natural world and the adventures that await in experiencing it.

Living in the diverse ecosystems of Kelowna, Tofino, Vancouver and Squamish shifted not only her outdoor hobbies, but her desire to understand and protect the plants and animals that she shares a home with. Her pursuits of protecting these beings lead her to become a teacher, where she invites her students to know and care for the land.

When she’s not teaching, you can find her in the mountains, on the trails, tending to her plants and working on a new watercolour poster series.

Sarah grew up in Kelowna, BC, before moving to Vancouver to study Kinesiology and Biology. She worked different jobs as a personal trainer, bus-driving tour guide, English teacher in South Korea, and whale-watching sales associate, before returning to UBC to study Education.

Since launching her business in March 2021, She’s successfully sold her artwork across Canada, the US and Europe. She has been recognized for her Sh*tty Plants of the Pacific Northwest poster by Vancouver is Awesome and The Squamish Chief. Sarah continues to paint Pacific-Northwest themed projects while also working on commissioned pieces.

Sarah is currently based in Squamish, on unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh land, where she works as a teacher and artist. Here, the inspiration for paintings comes easily, as the forests and mountains are just other wonderful members of the community.

Sarah Keller


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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.