The Well + Wonder bench keeps getting deeper and deeper. Our artist's are beyond talented and we are beside ourselves for the opportunity to add more and more. All of that being said, We are so excited to welcome another new artist to the Well + Wonder team this afternoon! Meet Sarah Ramsey, a gem of an artist from Montgomery, Alabama, and a talent that we are thrilled to have on our roster. Sarah was born into a family of artists and educators, where from an early age creativity and art were encouraged. After graduating from the University of Alabama, working in corporate marketing, and starting her family, the need for a creative outlet grew. First painting just for herself, then for close friends and family, she soon began receiving commissions from collectors and designers. What began as a weekend hobby quickly became a full-fledged passion. Interior design, nature, and colors found in everyday life inspire Sarah’s art. She is an instinctual painter,⁠ not knowing the outcome of a painting until multiple layers are built and a harmonious and balanced composition is found.⁠ 

Sarah's debut collection releases on Well + Wonder tomorrow 04/17 at noon and believe us when we say we will be counting down the minutes! Continue reading to step inside Sarah's studio and brain on the eve of her Well + Wonder debut.

What is currently on your nightstand?

A copy of “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert, a sound machine I can’t sleep without, and an empty coffee mug.

Who is your biggest influence as an artist and why?

I draw so much inspiration from beautiful interior design. I always look to a design magazine or coffee table book when I need a dose of inspiration. And my children are a constant source of inspiration. I love showing them a finished painting and getting their unique perspectives.

Tell us about your childhood. What is the most memorable moment as a young person?

I grew up in Alabama, and we loved spending time outdoors. Nature is still a huge influence in my artwork and life.

If you could only have one supply in your art studio, what would it be and why?

No doubt Golden acrylic paint in Titanium White – I go through more of that than anything else.

What is your favorite room in your house? Describe it.

My favorite room has to be my office. The rest of our house is mostly white, but it is dark and moody, with a dark blue-green paint on the walls and ceiling and a vintage oil painting that was my grandfather’s.

What is your biggest score online?

Some green velvet slipper chairs I found on Facebook marketplace for a steal!

What is the benefit of buying art through a collective? What do you recommend for those that are new to buying original art?

Buying art through a collective makes the process feel more approachable. It is also an amazing way to be introduced to new artists.

If you have the entire day to spend in an art museum, which one and why?

I am dying to go to Paris and would love to spend a day at the Louvre. But real life, you are more likely to find me at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art with my kids – they have a great Children’s wing and some incredible outdoor installations right now.

What is your favorite hotel and what makes it special?

The Jamaica Inn – It’s classic and timeless and the most gorgeous setting to unplug and relax.

If you were a lipstick color would you be red, pink, or clear and why?

I’ve always been more of a pink girl. Buxom lip balm in Dolly Fever is my go-to.

I can never get on a plane without….

Headphones and a magazine

How did you get into the world of art?

My father was a talented artist and art was something both of my parents encouraged early on for my sister and me.  But it wasn’t until I started my family, and my kids got a little older, that I felt a pull and craved a creative outlet. I started painting first for myself and just really fell in love with it. It organically grew from painting for myself, then for friends and family, to being commissioned by collectors and designers. Painting brings so much joy to my life, and I am grateful to be able to share that with others.

What do you do to relax?

Paint! I also love a hot bath, going for a walk outside, and getting a massage.

When do you get the biggest surge of inspiration?

I never know when it’s going to hit, I just have to ride the wave whenever it does. But being surrounded by nature in beautiful weather always gives me a push.

Prediction for the Color of 2024?

I’m going to go with a deep green. I’ve been using that in so much of my work lately.

What is your idea of a date night? Dinner and a movie or dancing all night?

Dancing all night. I’m a night owl. But I also love a night at a great restaurant.

Tell us about your favorite painting that you have created.

I should probably say I don’t pick favorites, but that wouldn’t be true. “The Discovery” currently hanging in my bedroom is one of my all-time favorites. It’s one of the first paintings I created that I was really proud of. 

One piece of advice for buying original art?

Buy what you love! Don’t worry about size or colors. You will always find a home for a piece that speaks to you.