Red Barn on Hill with Three Windows


ARTIST: Sage Tucker-Ketcham
DIMENSIONS: 9" x 12"
MEDIUM: oil on canvas


Sage Tucker-Ketcham is a 14th generation Vermonter. Sage graduated with her BFA in Painting from Maine College of Art in 2003, and received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. Sage has shown her paintings in galleries, museums, and colleges. Her paintings are also in several national and international collections. Tucker-Ketcham resides in Burlington, Vermont with her husband, son, and two cats.

I spend most weekends with my family taking long drives, looking at the sweeping landscapes of New England and admiring the solitary way of life. The light and the quality of the air create peacefulness. These drives provide an opportunity to separate from technology and build a mental bank of images and color pallets.

My works are small, intimate and tangible oil paintings. They’re primarily focused on using color and light to create balance and blur the line between observation and abstraction of nature.  Rolling hills, barns, houses, clouds, trees, lakes, rivers and the transition of seasons are part of each painting, not of an exact place but a reference to a place. Each building is unique, quirky and undefined. The paintings become a portable personal object. They are efficient clusters of communities that play with the notions of color theory.