Copyright Sarah Soward 2014
36 x 36 inches
Oil on Canvas

Available through 
3rd Dimension Gallery

Featured Exhibition:

Grand Opening Exhibition of The Pacific Art League

The Pacific Art League (PAL) of Palo Alto invites everyone to attend their Grand Opening Celebration in honor of the completion of their newly remodeled historic building at 668 Ramona Street, in the heart of Downtown Palo Alto.

One of my wildlife paintings made it in to the exhibition!

The show is up through the 26th of September.

Gallery hours are 9 AM to 5 PM. Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

My Buffalo is a Bison painting detail by Sarah Soward


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: October 3rd, 2014.

Upcoming exhibitions:

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

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:

Upcoming Classes:

Fri, 09/26/2014

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 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.

Upcoming work includes animation work with Ilsa Brink for a website redesign she is leading.

Recent design and development projects include work with Stoller Design Group (for clients such as Kaiser and Samsung), Alison Levine, and Marjorie Liu.

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, teaches custom design and software classes, and is an instructor for the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and AcademyX.  

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.