Sara J Alvord specializes in two dimensional wildlife in various media. She has been creating realistic and abstract works for 25 years.  Her realistic work renders intense detail through oils on canvas, scratch-board and graphite.  Sara abstract art has been exploring loose motion, form  and color through watercolor.


During her early career she studied animals and human figure drawing. Directly interacting with animals such and wolves and birds has given her insight into the study of physical characteristics of animals, including muscle movement and behavior. Sara's largest work is a nine foot, hyper-realistic oil painting of a hummingbird entitled Nature Elegance. The painting focuses on the beauty that surrounds us by exploring the details of the macro world.

2018 Competitions, Events & Awards 
Announced as a winner in Jerry Artarama 2019 portrait contest
Michigan Wildlife, Art Prize 2018,  Moosejaw, downtown  Grand Rapids
 Nature's Elegance has been awarded 2nd place in Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts 
Sara Alvord's art work is currently being displayed at the gallery at Sozo in Ionia.
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Nature's Elegance was being displayed at the Elk Rapids Art Show
During  April the stained glass Kio and Butterfly Fairy were displayed in the Delphi Glass Festival, Lansing MI
The Watercolor Wood Ducks received 1st Place in Michigan Wildlife  Competition, 2-D Intermediate , 
Grand Rapids, March 2018
History of Competitions & Awards
Natures Elegance, awarded 2nd place, Juried Fine Arts Exhibition at the Charlevoix Circle of Arts 2018
1st Place Wildlife Photography, Ionia Photography Competition,  Ionia 2017
Art Prize 2017 -  Fox Hop, Mother Kiss, Azure Blue
Art Prize 2016 - Natures Elegance
Adam's Portrait featured in ICT Theater for the play Harvey, 2016
2nd Place Photography
Mcmurray's Hatchery Photography Competition 2015
3rd Place Photography,
Mcmurray's Hatchery Photography Competition 2014




2017 - Art Prize - Grand Rapids

2017 - Nature Photography - Ionia

2016- Ionia community theater- Ionia

1st place Dow Art Contest - Midland