Artist Spotlight

The Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts


Painting          Sculpture          Drawing           Photography           Graphics
Sarah Stifler Lucas

Sarah Stifler Lucas grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1970. She has maintained her studio in Connecticut since 1973, living currently in Stonington.

Well-known for her masterfully articulated, provocative interpretations of life, Sarah has been recognized by art collectors nationwide and abroad for her versatile talents and soft, subtle tones which characterize her canvases. She is represented by many galleries in New England, New York, Nashville and in the Caribbean.

Anticipation              oil, 24 by 24

Big City Blues         oil, 9 by 12

Sarah works in oil, pastel and pencil; her style combines the representational with the abstract, giving the viewer an ever-changing focus on the human form. Besides her figure paintings, cafe scenes, and delicate renditions of children at play, she specializes in commissioned portraits, many of which hang in both public and private collections throughout the united States and abroad. They include Justice Angelo Santiello, New London Superior Court House; Oakes Ames, president, Connecticut College; Captain George Street, U.S. Submarine Base, Groton; Justice Joseph Longo and Justice Sabino Tamborra, Norwich Superior Court House; Mashantucket Tribal Chairman Richard Hayward; City Council President John Ryan, Norwich City Hall; Multi-Denominational Mural, chapel, John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier; Norwich Cityscape Diptych, Norwich Savings Society.

Sarah’s paintings have been included in many exhibitions, both regional and national, and she has won numerous awards, They include BEST IN SHOW, Madison Art Society; BEST IN SHOW, FIRST PRIZE and JUROR’S CHOICE, Mystic Art Association; BEST IN SHOW, New England Invitational; VIEWER’S CHOICE, Essex Art Association. She has taught portraiture at the Lyman Allyn Museum and the Mystic Art Association for many years and has been selected as a juror and guest lecturer for many art organizations throughout New England.

Beyond the Bay           oil, 24 by 30


Party Line             oil, 24 by 24


Contact Information:


888 Pequot Trail
Stonington, CT 06378