Remembering to dream


Three years ago, I moved out of my parents’ home and across the country. Last week, I came back home to stay for a bit before I go to France. It’s been 2 years since I set foot in my old bedroom. As I lay in bed the first night, I was deeply struck by […]

Between the strong and the small

The Dance, Matisse

I’ve spent most of this year flip-flopping between 2 states of mind. In the first state of mind, I am strong, confident, powerful, and focused. Everything goes swimmingly. Jobs show up, paintings practically sell themselves, and my voice is clear and strong. The words that I want to share flow freely from my fingertips. I […]

Living in limbo

In just over 2 weeks, I leave for France. Right now, I’m home with my family in Niagara, Ontario, spending time with them before I leave. I’m a little bit shell-shocked. Adaptability is not something I’m especially good at (Change?! What?!) and I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I no longer […]

Farewell, Prince Edward Island. It’s been an adventure.

Seascape: Blue & Gold, 16"x20" oil on canvas, framed, $700 © Sarah Marie Lacy 2012

Today is my last day living on Prince Edward Island. Early tomorrow morning, I’ll get in my 14ft Uhaul cube van and together with my boyfriend and his dad, we’ll drive our stuff the 2000km back to Niagara, Ontario where we’re originally from to store what’s left of our belongings with our parents before heading […]

A sneak peek at Sketches from the Road 2012

Can you believe that this Friday morning is when my crazy French adventure begins? I’m a packing, cleaning, painting hurricane right now, so this is just a quick note! To celebrate the beginning of the adventure, I wanted to share a taste of Sketches from the Road with you, by making a sort of “pilot” […]

Art vs Craft: The role inspiration plays in my art

Detail of "Willows over the River Argenton" © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

I bumped into a new collector at the grocery store yesterday morning, and after joking that she was shocked to see me not chained to the easel, she asked me a really great question. She asked if, since I was painting so much and with such an imminent deadline, did the painting stop being a […]

Welsh fields: a series in progress

Work in progress: Welsh Fields #5 10"x12" oil on canvas, $275. © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

I wrote the other day about the fields across from Rhuddlan Castle but as it happens, that wasn’t the only painting from that shoot. I fell in love with those rich purple-greens and the soft grey light, so there’s actually five. This is where they start out… (this is the one piece I haven’t had […]

A Bridge for Faeries: an almost finished painting

Work in progress: A Bridge for Faeries, 10"x12" oil on canvas, $275. © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

(This is a work in progress for my one-night show, Bon Voyage on April 14th, here in Charlottetown, PEI. To read more about it, click here.) There’s something about this ancient bridge and soft lighting that captures my imagination. It’s charming, enchanting. I used to love faeries as a child and collected the Flower Fairy […]

Down by the River Cam: A trio of paintings in progress

The River Cam I, 11"x14" oil on canvas, $395. ©Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012

(This is a work in progress for my one-night show, Bon Voyage on April 14th, here in Charlottetown, PEI. To read more about it, click here.) Grantchester Meadows is one of my favourite places. Not necessarily the main part, full of chairs and tables, trees and people, but through the trees and beyond, to the […]

Shame & Gold Stickers: Finding peace in the process

Work in progress: Orange Hills 8"x10" oil on canvas, $175.00 © Sarah Marie Lacy, 2012.

  This morning, I am sitting and breathing into the anxiety. My calendar tells me that it’s April. I’m not sure how that happened. At the end of this month, I’m moving what remains of my belongings to my parents’ house in Ontario, and then on May 21st, I’m flying to France with a couple […]

Paintings galore!


Live on PEI? Then come see these pieces and more in person on Saturday April 14th, from 7-10pm at the Queen Street Commons, 224 Queen Street in Charlottetown. There will be wine, French desserts and fabulous people. Click here to find out more. Don’t live nearby? Join my newsletter to get invited to the online […]

Will you let yourself thrive?


I’m doing something a little different today – there’s no art story, but instead there’s some art wallpaper. Today, I needed to remind myself that going for my wild n’ crazy dreams is not selfish or evil. I find, as I move towards my Giant French Art Dream, that my inner struggle is about always […]