EMILIE et le petit chaton

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Here is some artwork from my French children's book. It is called "Emilie et le petit chaton" which translates to "Emilie and the Little Kitten." 

Below, you'll find another genre of art which I like as much as illustrating. I paint with acrylics on canvas. I paint to remember how beautiful a place is and to celebrate the impression it has made on me. I always feel lucky to have identified painting as a hobby in my teenage years. And I always credit the big, beautiful Lake Superior for giving me so much inspiration to get going. Indeed, much of my early work focused almost exclusively on the small town of Lutsen, a place I became familiar with during summer holidays as a child. Greeting cards featuring these original paintings may be found in Lutsen, MN at the Lutsen Resort Gift Shop. Along with newer artwork, too!


Paintings and greeting cards by Sarah Hornisch are available for purchase at the Red Wing Arts Association Depot Gallery in Red Wing, MN, at Studio Elements in Northfield, MN, and at the Harnes Art Gallery in Stockholm, WI. 


University of Minnesota, 2011- 2015 (B.A. French). 

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Inspirations: Monet, Renoir, Matisse, Van Gogh, John Singer-Sargent, Carl Larsson, Claude Debussy, Beethoven, Satie, Astrid Lindgren, Elsa Beskow, Beatrix Potter, Maurice Sendak, Oscar Wilde, The Beatles!

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Emilie, a children's tale, perfect for young students studying the French language


As an artist, I am influenced both by my Swedish heritage and my love for French Impressionism. When I paint, I feel I am often blending these traditions. Warm pictures of family life, especially involving children, characterize the work of Swedish artist Carl Larsson, and I find myself drawn to these and eager to depict my own family of seven brothers and sisters in a similar way.

Below is a painting of Lutsen Lodge. To the left is Grand Marais.



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