MEET THE ARTIST

Hi, I’m Sarah, a classically trained visual artist and a bibliophile with a Master’s degree in Fine Art. I recently moved my ketubah and fine art studio from Williamsburg, Brooklyn to the breathtaking mountains of the Galilee, where the epic landscapes and fascinating flora and fauna provide endless ingredients for my narrative ketubah designs.  From Renaissance style caste drawing to surrealism, impressionism, or fairytale inspired illustration, I can create customized wedding vows in any style your heart desires.  Drawing and painting are my passions, and getting to create meaningful artwork for couples in love is the icing on the proverbial cake!  

THE CREATIVE PROCESS.  I like to start every ketubah commission with an email conversation about the couple’s life together, how they fell in love, and what their hopes and dreams are for the world they are building together.  Then I take all the imagery and inspiration and weave it together into a few narrative design ideas.  I present these to my clients, and once a design and text are selected, I go into the studio and pour joy into the creation process.  I feel very fortunate to work with couples from all walks of life, and welcome all the kind souls who include me in their celebration of love, regardless of gender, race, religion, or location.  I gladly ship worldwide. 

LET’S GET INSPIRED! Drawing from art history and the lovely colors found in nature, my bespoke wedding vows incorporate combinations of archival inks, gold leaf accents, custom watercolor and oil painting, paper cutting, and multi-lingual quill and brush calligraphy art.  Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or ideas you may have: ketubah [@] artsterminal.com

In the studio...

You know you love your drafting pencils when....
Before the 19th century, artists would store oil paint in seashells, submerged under water. After a visit to Pavones, Costa Rica, and seeing the stunning spectrum of the small stones washed ashore by the sea, I decided to start mixing paint in shells. All the colors look so much more vivid that way...

BIO –  Sarah Zar attended the Ontario College of Art and Design and SUNY Albany, and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Art from Montclair University.  She has been the recipient of numerous art awards, including The Roanne Kulakoff Award for Painting and the Bradley Smith Award for Sculpture. She has exhibited her paintings in the U.S. and abroad, including shows at Denise Bibro Fine Art/Platform Gallery in NYC, Pratt Institute, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, the Chautauqua Institution, Sideshow Gallery, BLAM, and Stephen Romano Gallery.  Recent publications include ONandOnScreen, IPMM, InsideOut Magazine, Lost Sparrow Press, and Apex Magazine.  Her first art book, Riddled With Spots, was recently released by A. Keck Press, and is currently available at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.  To see her other artwork, and get a sense of the many styles she can draw from to create your dream ketubah, visit SarahZar.com.  Or head over to the Ketubah Gallery for some inspiration.