Sarah Wisseman

Artist Statement: 
I enjoy painting landscapes (especially scenes with rocks, water, or galaxies), still life, and semi-abstract images, experimenting with layers of different painting and drawing media. I have worked in oil, watercolor, and acrylic, but prefer watercolor or gouache combined with Prisma pencil and pastels.
Bio / Description: 

Former archaeologist Sarah Wisseman took ceramics classes in college to learn how ancient pottery was formed and fired. When she realized she needed new skills to decorate the ceramic surfaces, painting took over. Sarah has studied ceramics, drawing, painting, collage, paper marbling, printing, and encaustic in numerous classes at Harvard University, the Champaign Park District, the University of Illinois, Parkland College, and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Tennessee. Her paintings have shown at galleries and other venues in Champaign-Urbana and in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where her daughter lives.

Now that she is retired from her University of Illinois job as director of the Program on Ancient Technologies and Archaeological Materials, Sarah splits her time between painting and writing archaeological mysteries.

Address: 
805 La Sell Dr. Champaign IL 61820