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Sara Alvord uses traditional oil painting, the beauty of the human soul, and the magnificence of nature to reflect upon the precious moments that fill each day. Sara’s paintings are created to influence the world by helping each of us become more aware of ourselves and others, learning to treasure the time we are given in our lives.

As a freelance artist, Sara Alvord expresses character through each person’s facial expressions and the grace and beauty of wildlife. Using a warm color palette and ultra-smooth linen canvas, she is able capture minute details of each subject. Following the great masters of the traditionalist style, Sara Alvord uses a golden mean canvas, aligning the focal points of her work through golden ratios.

Competitions & Awards 

Facing the Tempest, Frames Unlimited Show, 2021

Facing the Tempest, Art Prize, 2021

Self Portrait winner, Jerry Artarama's Portrait contest, 2019

Michigan Wildlife, Art Prize,  Moosejaw,  Grand Rapids, 2018

 Nature's Elegance,  2nd place, Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 2018 

Nature's Elegance, Elk Rapids Art Show, 2018 

Stained Glass Kio, Delphi Glass Festival, Lansing MI, 2018

Watercolor Wood Ducks, 1st Place, Michigan Wildlife  Competition, Grand Rapids, 2018

Fox Hop, Art Prize, Grand Rapids, 2017
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2017 - Art Prize - Grand Rapids

2017 - Nature Photography - Ionia

2016- Ionia community theater- Ionia

1st place Dow Art Contest - Midland 

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