Livermore Art Association


Phone:  (925) 963-1853

Sarah Gopher

Oil and Acrylic

The Promised Land VII, oil  © Sarah Gopher

As an undergraduate at Tel Aviv University, Israeli-born Sarah Gopher studied Political Science. She then continued to Stanford University for an MBA and followed it by working as a currency trader in NYC. By the time she returned to her first love, painting, she was a mother of four, knee deep in diapers, and living in Northern California.

Searching for Purple I-XII , oil and acrylic  © Sarah Gopher

Searching for Purple I-XII , oil and acrylic  © Sarah Gopher

Her first art teacher, while she was a student in Israel, was world-renowned Israeli artist Edwin Salomon. After renewing her art pursuit Gopher has taken lessons with a number of Northern California artists and teachers in both private and group/school settings.

Recently, Gopher has moved towards fusing the realistic with the abstract, the figurative with the undefined landscape, and has intermingled brushwork and palette knife work in her paintings to create complementing and contrasting layers and textures.

Searching for Purple IV, oil and acrylic  © Sarah Gopher

The Lati Variations VII, oil  © Sarah Gopher