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Color Your World: A Barrington Mural and Other Works by Artist-Illustrator Sara Michaels
January 26 - Mid-March, 2016

Sara E. Michaels got her start in the creative world at age five … with crayons. Since then, she’s upped her skills a wee bit (okay, hopefully more than “wee”) and works as a professional graphic designer. In her spare time, she does what she really loves; illustrates and writes children’s books and creates “friendlier” versions of her favorite films.

Sara works with both traditional and digital media, typically drawing a detailed illustration with pencil first, then putting it into Photoshop or Corel Painter to bring it to life with color. Her influences include Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake, Stephen King, and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. She lives in Worth, IL and sells her work through her Etsy shop.

The Gallery in the Library and Barrington Creates are pleased to welcome a specially commissioned coloring mural of Barrington scenes, made for the library by Sara Michaels. This event is generously sponsored by The Scheel Endowment. In addition, other works by Michaels may be viewed in the Business & Technology Center. To inquire about purchasing works by Sara Michaels:
Ph: 815-382-1560
Email Sara



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