Photo by Bettina Bogar

Abstract Artist. Biologist. Health Advocate. Spiritual Guru.

Sarah Phelps is someone who doesn’t shy away from challenges. She takes risks. Pushes herself outside of her comfort zone. Excels at everything she puts her energy into. She is a subtle mix of creativity and nature. Strength and courage. Talent and determination. And all of these attributes come through in her art.

From a very early age Sarah has been a gifted artist. Her drawings, paintings and scratch boards always stood out among her peers. With a previous career in wildlife biology, a passion for health and fitness and a zest for travel, she is someone that takes her life experiences and channels them into her art to create beautiful abstract paintings with depth and soul.

Sarah’s paintings come in various sizes and formats, primarily acrylic and mixed media on wood panel and canvas. Her two techniques, colour blending and colour dragging, create interesting textures and her bold colour palettes create unique and striking pieces. Sarah’s paintings exhibit flow, movement, ambience, and energy.

Some of Sarah’s pieces are painted on raw and reclaimed wood from her grandfather’s workshop. Painting on hundred-year-old reclaimed wood adds a unique twist to her art with the pairing of old and new. Wisdom and edge. Her pieces carry both an intelligence and a freshness.

Sarah is someone who always says yes to life and in return she has had some amazing opportunities to showcase her art. Recently, she exhibited her paintings at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris France, and two art shows in Italy. In addition to many solo and group shows, Sarah's pieces have also featured in the Globe & Mail, Toronto’s CityLine morning show, a New York Art Competition, Houzz, and numerous publications. Among Sarah's many collectors, some are Canadian celebrities. 

Sarah's Art Gallery & Studio is located in Toronto's historic distillery district. Book a gallery appointment to view Sarah's latest works.

Insta: @inspiresarah




"It's amazing how you can capture emotion. Your work always evokes an emotional response from deep within long before the brain takes over. This is why when you ask 'what do you see' I really hesitate. Usually I don't see anything; yet I feel everything. You paint Zen."


"I just stumbled onto your website and I feel compelled to tell you something.  Although I am NOT a fan of abstract art, your work is stunning! While scrolling down and studying each piece, I was spellbound!  You may be the only abstract artist I’ve seen whose work has spoken to me in such a way, so I just had to let you know. "


"In this climate where there is really a need for positivity and some sense of hopefulness, I would like to take "Beyond the Sky".  I think the beauty and spirit that is evident in your work, in all of your pieces but especially this one, will create a feeling of optimism and hope that may inspire me to do some good in the world.”


“Oh my gosh Sarah, this painting is awesome! I love it! It's perfect for my bedroom.. thank you so much... I hope some day we never know!"


"I just wanted you to know how much we love our newest painting. It is beautiful and perfect in its place. Thank you for painting it and choosing us as the new owners.”


“Thank you for the custom painting, I love it with all my heart.  I got what I wanted from the painting, and then some.”


“Your paintings bring a lot of happiness, joy and intrigue into our lives.”


“I have to tell you the longer I look at "Silence" the more I am blown away. Besides the fact the piece is amazing, the painting picks up the warm colours of our granite, and the chain and reclaimed wood produce such an interesting edge and dynamic to the condo.”


“Spectacular!!! Can’t wait to see them live.”