Sarah is a lover of light and color, laughter and people; an optimist and believer in the power of healing via connecting with one’s essential core.
Trained in art, history, divinity and chaplaincy; Sarah has been a storyteller, teacher, chaplain and guide. She delights in the light and design of the natural world and brings it into her work. Sarah began using painting as a healing tool after a cancer diagnosis in 2001. Wresting with mortality deepened Sarah’s sense of trust in herself, in others, and in life.
Sarah finds the practice of moving into the “flow state” via painting to be transformative. It allows her to become sensitive enough to “tune in” to the life-giving energy, gifts, and capacities of people, places, animals and the universe at large. The result of Sarah’s process are commissioned and gallery paintings that radiate a gentle energy with the power to calm, energize and heal.
Her work often reflects principles such as compassion, acceptance and strength—as part of her evolution of wrestling with evil, anger, wounding and fear. This work reflects Sarah’s process, and also proclaims that our power as human beings is to know that we are larger than our circumstances: that our spirits are indomitable and our beauty everlasting.
Sarah’s healing artwork is available in galleries and by commission. Her commissioned work involves a special collaborative approach between artist and patron that involves an “energy reading” of the environment where the painting will reside and the people who will be warmed and invigorated by its gentle energy.
Sabes JCC, St. Louis Park Minnesota, 2019
Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Minnesota, 2017
Woman's Club of Minneapolis, 2013
Unity Hospital, New Brighton, Minnesota, 2012
Sabes JCC, St. Louis Park Minnesota, 2011
Owatonna Hospital, Owatonna, Minnesota, 2010
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2010
Mount Zion Temple, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2009
Benevolent Acorn Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2008
Penny George Institute for Health and Healing, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2005
Radius Gallery, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2002

Amherst Wilder Foundation
Abbot Northwestern Hospital
Health Partners Clinic
Arnold, Rodman & Kretchmer, P.A.
MORE Multicultural School for Empowerment
Pangea World Theater
Mount Zion

Chaplain Resident at Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015-16
Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2015
BA History, Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas, 1997

BA Art, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979

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All images ©2019 Sarah Schaleger
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