Sabra Field’s woodcuts are vibrant portrayals of Vermont fields, mountains, and sky have established her as one of the most accomplished modern printmakers in the world, and a monument among Vermont’s rich arts community. In 1991, sixty million copies of her Vermont bicentennial postage stamp circulated in the U.S. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Field came to Vermont to attend Middlebury College, and has lived in the state since 1969. She has been widely collected by museums, and received accolades from many institutions, including honors from two Vermont governors. An octogenarian, Field continues to publish her hand-pulled woodblock prints from her studio in South Royalton.

Why did on earth I become a professional artist? No one said I couldn’t and I was too naive to realize the But mostly I wanted to spend all my time making images and I was willing to take the risk. I felt, in a sense, that I had no choice. I couldn’t be happy otherwise.

The career highs that sustain me are not glamorous by the standards of the wider world but they confirm that I made the right decision. I’ve reached the time of life artists dream of: a few commissions, sales of reproduction rights, a lot of time to think and dream and invent new images while I still have the strength and energy to make them come true. I hope you will find an image that speaks to you, that you will commit to it and live with it so that we may share that special relationship between artist and collector: I make it but you SEE it!


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