Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Boats on the Water, 2014
ink and gouache on paper
41 1/2 x 34 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Map of the Wastebed, 2014
mixed media on digital print
85 1/2 x 96 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Water Buffalo, 2012
pen and ink, gouache on paper
14 x 16 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Waxy Potato Takes Off, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Walking, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Potato With Propeller, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Flying Left, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Moving the Buffalo, 2012
pen and ink, gouache on paper
16 x 21 1/2 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Fate and Transport (Large), 2012
pen and ink, gouache on paper
48 x 70 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Floating, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Fat Walking Potato, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Winged Potato, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Sarah McCoubrey Locks Gallery

Escape Vehicle: Fat Potato, 2012
ink, graphite and gouache on digital print
33 x 30 inches

Artist Bio

Sarah McCoubrey received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. She is the recipient of several grants, including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, a Milton Avery Foundation Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant Award, and a New York State Council on the Arts Grant.

In her masterful realist style, McCoubrey’s paintings focus on the human landscape and how we shape the earth. Combining fantastical allegory with observational acuity, her work presses us to consider our ecological footprint and how we coexist with the land we live on. Referencing a range of art histories from the techniques of Dutch masters, the landscape tradition of the Hudson River School, and the worlds created by Hieronymus Bosch, her study of painting en plain air and sophisticated glazing allows her to create luminous paintings with intense detail.

McCoubrey has held significant solo exhibitions at institutions including the Everson Museum of Art, the Clifford Gallery at Colgate College, The Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College, the Luther Brady Gallery at George Washington University, and the Morris Gallery at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.