Sara Ware Howsam celebrates the complex and rhythmic beauty of the natural world. Exuberant, harmonious landscapes are created with a joyous excess of patterned shapes and layer upon layer of acrylic glazes. Her influences are many: medieval illuminations, Japanese woodcuts, the gilded paintings of Gustav Klimt and the colorful canvases of the French Impressionists. "I grew up on a Kentucky farm where nature was verdant, lush and tangled. These memories are mixed with impressions of my new home- Colorado's majestic mountains, blue skies and whispering aspen."