Sarah has reluctantly allowed me to write this account of what I consider the greatest compliment she has ever received.
A few years ago a woman approached Sarah's art on display holding her hand over one eye. She gazed at several images. I asked if she needed help, she politely declined.
She returned later the same day, again holding her hand over an eye while inspecting many paintings. After a rather long time she said "I’m ready to buy” and pointed at 8 images of various sizes. After completing the sale she asked if could help carry them to her car.
Walking thru the parking lot we began to talk, I thanked her for the large purchase.
She said; “I've been a fan of Sarah's work for quite sometime but have never purchased before today. Unfortunately I have a tumor growing on my optic nerve, hence the reason my vision is fading in 1 eye. These paintings will hang in my hospital room for a few weeks where i will live as I am prepped for a series of extensive surgeries. There is a chance I will not survive them, and if I do there is also a chance that I'll permanently lose my vision. I thought it would be nice to be able to look at something very special, since it could be the last thing I am ever able to see.”
We never heard from this customer again.