Pacific Coast Gallery is honored to represent Sabrina Armitage. Sabrina lives and works in Los Angeles, and her layered, textural multidimensional artwork is influenced by her education in psychology and her previous professional experience as a social worker where she worked to unfold the human layers that reveal the inner psyche.
Sabrina was born in Vienna to Czech parents. Her family moved to New Orleans when she was one. From an early age she had a passion for sketching the world around her. Being surrounded by the historic homes of New Orleans and the architecture of the European cities where she spent her childhood summers, she became drawn to the effect time had on the texture of wood and iron, and the ways in which the layers would unfold to reveal the history of a building. These textures and layers would represent a significant theme in her mixed media art years later.
After studying architecture, Sabrina’s curiosity shifted from understanding structural framework to exploring the framework of the human psyche. With degrees in psychology and social work, Sabrina began a formative career in clinical social work, drawn to working with children and families, helping to unfold the human layers that reveal the inner landscape.
In 2012 Sabrina fully entered into the world of encaustic painting. The rich colors of the French Quarter and its historical layers continue to impact Sabrina while her summers in Wyoming inspire raw natural paintings and a vision of wide open spaces. Themes of resilience and adaptability weave through many of Sabrina's pieces, reflecting both her background in the human psyche and her parents’ escape from a war torn occupied country. Sabrina’s multidimensional work illustrates struggle and yearning, the translation of humanity's foibles and the layers that can be peeled back, revealing the internal landscape. Her ever-evolving layered medium of encaustics encompasses the truth of nature in its specific natural form and evokes possibility and resilience as the human threads that course through both life and art.