Title: Colors of Nature
Artist: Miriam Sagasti
Dates: September 8, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Reception: September 8, 2019 1-3pm
The forms, colors and textures of the natural world inspire Miriam's paintings. She looks for
details, close-ups and shapes, focusing on the strong abstract forms of her subjects to form
interesting and clear compositions.
Her meticulous paintings, usually done in watercolor, reflect her love of nature and
gardening. The subject inspires the technique and the medium she will use for each piece.
In addition to watercolors she uses acrylic, color pencils, scratchboard and enamels,
sometimes in combinations.
Miriam has a diverse and broad background. She has been an Interior Designer, Graphic
Designer, Children's Book Illustrator and she was a member of the first class to graduate
with a Certificate in Botanical Art and Illustration at the University of North Carolina
Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill.
Miriam has exhibited her work in many solo and group exhibits. Near Chapel Hill, she has
shown her work in many places, including at the Botanical Gardens, Horace Williams House,
NC Crafts Gallery, Chapel Hill Museum, Chapel Hill, Orange County and Carrboro
Libraries among other venues. She has also exhibited in several galleries in Durham, Cary,
Raleigh, Greensboro, Asheville and Southern Pines. She has also shown her work in
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and in Lima, Peru.
She has earned many awards for her work and has been selected for several juried shows.
She has been a member of the Orange County Artist Guild for many years and has
participated in many of the open studio tours and special shows.
During her three year residence in Roanoke, Virginia she also participated in two Open
Studio Tours and juried shows.
Her paintings are in many private collections.