I had the opportunity via the lottery system emplaced by Great Smoky Mountains National Park to see the synchronous fireflies in June 2017. These pictures were extremely hard to capture considering I still do not own a DSLR! I pushed the limits of my Sony DSC-RX100 and was able to capture these long exposure pictures. That camera is simply amazing!
Eclipse on September 27th, 2015. This was really a lesson in finding the limits of my camera. I also need a better camera.
Pictures taken at the I-20 Nature Preserve in Midland Texas.
February 2015. All images taken by Sarah Roberts.
Drawings from collected dead bugs, completed by me from 2002 to present. All images are pencil on paper, with some instances of colored pencil or interference paint where needed. The completed drawings are generally 1.25 times the bugs true size. A bug drawing completed on a gallery wall earned a Best of Show award at the Juried Art show at the University of Alabama in 2003.
Three Rivers Petroglyphs and White Sands National Monument, February 2015. All pictures by Sarah Roberts.
Pen and watercolor, created December 2014.
Watercolors, varying sizes.
January 2002, I created bugs out of found objects as part of my interim project at Birmingham-Southern College. The bugs are made out of the apparent objects, including a french fry, cracker, fortune cookie, and cough drop and material, wire, and lots of fingernail polish. The characters created of the bugs were so intriguing that I also made a book illustrating interactions and adventures of the bugs. The hardback book was entirely made by myself, and the illustrations and stories were meticulously xeroxed on a copy machine-before I had my own scanner. This project earned me the Best of Show award at the 2002 Juried art show at Birmingham-Southern College.
I made this informational sheet in 2012 to describe my research at the University of Notre Dame. I took the illustrations from a vintage children's book.
All images created in watercolor and pen.
All images are watercolor by Sarah Roberts
Pencil drawings created of Hawaii flora while living in Honolulu from 2005-2007
Water color paintings, 5"x7" or smaller.
I love water and ponds. All images by Sarah Roberts
Bugs created out of bead and wire.
All images by Sarah Roberts.
Yellowstone July 2015. All images by Sarah Roberts.