How old were you when you realized what you wanted to do with your life? For Springfieldian Sarah Bliss Rasul, she knew in kindergarten that putting pen to paper was her calling. Sarah is now an artist with collectors internationally.
A Kickapoo graduate, Sarah began at Drury. She soon found traditional education wasn’t for her. Beginning a self-directed career hasn’t been easy. The hardest part? Sarah admits the constant self promotion is tough. “A self-employed artist is essentially 5 jobs in one!” Sarah begins her day before dawn, and often works late into the evening as a self-promoter, event coordinator, accountant, social media manager, and of course, artist.
As Sarah evolved in life, so has her artwork which has gone through several phases and facets — fine line portraiture, watercolor, Mandala, sculpture, and currently, Sarah is enjoying the spontaneity of abstract painting. “Everyone that sees my abstract work is reminded of something different,” she explained.
Regardless of the medium, one thing is certain. Her work reflects the discipline instilled in her as one of five siblings to a single mother. “We were taught that whatever you aspire to do, do your best.”
Completely self-taught, Sarah has modest beginnings, but now offers a multitude of private showings. Recently, she’s displayed her work at several popular locations in Springfield including a recent pop-up at Fresh, Oblisk Home, and Bambinos.
What would she tell other aspiring artists? “You form your own destiny,” Sarah says, encouragingly. “There’s truly no end to what you can do.”
In July, Sarah will show her art at the juried Santa fe Art Show which is known worldwide and is the 3rd largest in the nation. She attributes much of her success to the support of her mother.
Find Sarah’s work online at http://www.rasulink.com/