Sara Linda Poly is known for her sweeping skies and landscapes. Her work is inspired by local eastern scenes, western vistas, and other locations to which her love of plein air painting has taken her.
Born in 1945, Sara resided in the Philadelphia area until 1977 when she moved to Washington, DC. Her studies were done through the Philadelphia Academy of Arts, Montgomery College of Art And Design, NOVA Community College, and with various local and national artists. Her travels around the country, particularly the west, and abroad, led her to focus on landscape.
Her work today is primarily landscape and still life in oil. “I have always been at home in the open air, where earth meets sky. Studying, observing and expressing this love in color is my joy. To paint the landscape is to bond with its soft curves, feel its edges and sense its form. It’s like coming home.”
A permanent instructor for The Art League, in Alexandria,VA, Sara teaches classes in plein air and studio paintng. She also teaches various travel workshops locally, nationally and abroad.
Sara is a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Oil Painters of America, the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters of America, Landscape Artists International, and the National Association of Women Artists. Her paintings can be seen regularly at the Kevin Butler Gallery in Martha’s Vineyard, the Columbia Pike Artists Studio, the Art League, Alexandria, VA and at the Metropolitan Gallery in Arlington, VA.