he way in which I paint is a meditative practice for me. It is an invitation to enter the unknown and trust. Similar to abstract expressionism, it provides an opportunity to witness creation in progress in the absence of control and structure. It is an exploration and attempt of bringing the nondescript and unattainable into form through color and shapes. The paintings capture essence of place, innocence, wonder, the unknown depths of consciousness and sweet serenity. There is no initial plan for the paintings, so it is always a process of unfolding and discovery while being created.



arah Bianco grew up in the midwest, but has spent most of her life in the Bay Area, moving to Santa Cruz in 1998 to obtain her BFA in Drawing & Painting from UCSC. In addition to her fine art, she is the owner of a decorative painting and interior design business, Painting by Bianco. Sarah lives at the Tannery Arts Center and works out of her studio there, Apricity Gallery. She can be contacted directly for more information related to custom commissions and her contracting and design work.

Photo: Poppy de Garmo



pricity Gallery, located at the Tannery Arts Center, functions as a working studio and gallery. The space currently features paintings by Sarah Bianco, jewelry and leatherwork by Ouroborous Designs, and serves as a showroom for Painting by Bianco’s interior design and paint finishes. Apricity participates in Santa Cruz’s First Friday Art Tour and is open every first Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. Although the hours of operation are somewhat random, generally the gallery is open every Wednesday & Thursday from 10:00am-4:00pm, and by appointment. The public is welcome to stop by anytime the gallery is open to witness the artists’ processes and ask questions. For more information about Apricity Gallery or the Tannery Arts Center, visit &