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Sara Kinneary



This current oil painting series focuses on people that I have had relationships with throughout my life. Each painting symbolizes a specific person and each person is portrayed with a certain mask. Depending on the subject being portrayed, there also may be symbols and messages within each piece. The thought and planning of each work is quite significant, it’s based on what I have learned personally about the person’s life story and the experiences we might have shared, I gather these resources to create an image that represents my perspective of this individual and then use the information to illustrate it on canvas.


Sara Kinneary was born in Bogota, Colombia and grew up in the central NJ town of Morganville. She began to draw around the age of 14 and discovered it came easier than sports or academics. She started practicing doing sketches of cartoons and portraits from photographs as a means to strengthen her skills and develop a personal technique. Shortly after, Sara began to experiment with oil and acrylic paint and since then she has not stopped creating and producing artwork.

After earning an AAS in Fine Arts from Brookdale Community College in Lincroft NJ Sara moved to NYC to attend Pratt Institute in Brooklyn to earn her BFA with a concentration in Painting. While living in NYC Sara's work was featured in a number of exhibitions including “Memoirs of the Skinny" at  the LES venue The Skinny Bar and in "The Haunted Gallery of Addiction" at Chasama, in Midtown. Her work has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions at Torche Galerie in Belmar, NJ.

Sara currently resides in southern NJ and continues to create new collections working with mediums such as oils, acrylics, and wood.


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