About the Artist
Sabrina Upton (Formerly Vink) was born in Burnaby B.C and moved to the Northern interior with her parents and brother at the age of 8 where she grew up on a remote property surrounded by wilderness. Forever fascinated by the natural world, Sabrina's desire to create drew from her surroundings.
To represent the beauty and value of nature in my artwork and never take it for granted.
We must make time to notice the intricacies of the life around us.
I found a love for art through my mother who would play music and hum while painting with water colors. She always allowed us the freedom of creativity. Art was also nurturing in the way it meant a time of emotional safety. Our home was peaceful during these afternoons when my father was not present.
I reflect now that life seemed full of possibility in younger years as I dreamed of the future. Currently approaching 40, it seems to be more fleeting every year. With a visually artistic mind, my thoughts are often in 3 places at once; past, present and future. My thoughts are vivid, tangible almost. Sometimes they are full of beauty and joy and others delve below the surface with equal richness of emotions. It is my life's challenge to maintain an open heart amidst the raw pains that life can present, to stay enchanted with the worlds lighter side and be present in the moment when our toes may be sinking into the wet, cold darkness.