Copyright Sarah Soward 2014
36 x 36 inches
Oil on Canvas

Available through 
3rd Dimension Gallery

Current Exhibition:

National Society of Artists: 30th Juried National Show

Three of my pieces were selected for this national exhibition.

October 4 to October 26, 2014

Art League of Baytown Art Center 
110 W. Texas Ave.
Baytown, TX  77520

image of Suci Rhino by Sarah Soward

Current exhibition:

Landscapes, Seascapes, and Urbanscapes at PAL

Pacific Art League (PAL) accepted one of my rhino paintings (Maybe Sparrow/Fallen Trees) into the Landscapes, Seascapes, and Urbanscapes show in October. This juried exhibition will have art from various Bay Area artists.

Opening reception:
Friday, October 10th, 2014
5:30 to 8:00 PM.

Pacific Art League
668 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA  94301

Gallery Hours:
Monday–Friday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Available for Purchase:

Available in Galleries:

(Due to the current location of the lava flow issuing from Pu'u O'o crater, I have removed my work from Jungle Love in Pahoa. I'm hoping this is temporary and wish everyone there the best.)

Available On-line:

Recurring Exhibition:

First Friday at Claremont Art Studios

1515 S. Claremont St.
San Mateo, CA 94402

5pm–8pm the First Friday of each month.

Next date: November 7th, 2014.

Upcoming Classes:

This is your last chance to get training at BAVC from Sarah Soward. As of November 2014 I will have officially taught at BAVC as a contractor for 10 years, and I'm calling it at a decade. That first class was an Illustrator class. I think it's fitting that my last class will be Illustrator as well. After all, it is my favorite program.

HTML/CSS: Introduction
Thu, 10/16–17/2014

jQuery: Intermediate
Fri, 10/24/2014

Principles of Human Centered Design
Sat, 10/25/2014

Wireframing and Diagramming
Sun, 10/26/2014

Elements of Experience Design
Sat–Sun, 11/08–09/2014

HTML/CSS: Introduction
Fri, 11/14 & 21/2014

WordPress: Introduction
Sun, 11/16/2014

Illustrator: Introduction
Sat–Sun, 11/22–23/2014

Current Design/Development Projects:

I am not taking any new freelance design/development clients at this time. I highly recommend the team at Mahalo Media Group and, for the specialty of author websites, the very talented Ilsa Brink.

Recent design and development projects include audio manipulation, web animation, work with Stoller Design Group (for clients such as Kaiser and Samsung), work with Alison Levine and also Marjorie Liu. Past clients of note include, Salesforce Foundation and California Shakepeare Theater (Cal Shakes).

Project of note: Inspire Change Online Storytelling Tool for Kaiser Permanente won a Gold Quill Excellence Award for Communication Education Tools in 2013


Sarah Soward is an artist and designer with a rather profound love of rhinos. In addition to painting rhinos (and many other subjects), she draws, designs print and web collateral, and taught design and development for the last decade. Of note, one of her paintings was part of the Wildlife Artist of the year 2013 exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.   

She coauthored the WordPress and Flash Cookbook published by Packt Publishing. Sarah was also a technical editor on the HTML5 for Mobile Devices cookbook published by Packt Publishing.