Sarah Buell Dowling is an award-winning artist and illustrator. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, she continued her post-graduate studies at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, and with numerous nationally recognized artists in Savannah, Georgia.


Recognitions for Sarah’s art include awards from The Georgia Watercolor Society, The Southern Watercolor Society, The Watercolor Society of Alabama, The Jekyll Island (Georgia) Art Association, the Glynn Art Association (St. Simons Island, GA), and The Mount Dora (Florida) Art Association.


Sarah has illustrated three books and several children’s toys. Her most popular book, Flip Along Fun, won the Mom’s Choice Award designating it among the best of family-friendly products. It can be seen at Flip Along Fun. One of the toys she illustrated received the Toys of the Year award from Parenting
; another was chosen as Children’s Book of the Month Club Main


Ms. Dowling also has designed whimsical stuffed animals and women’s wear. Her creations have been featured in numerous publications, including House Beautiful, Town and Country, Mademoiselle, Vogue, and USA Today.


Sarah lives in St. Simons Island, Georgia with her husband, one of their three (soon to be off) children, one dog, and two finches!

Artist’s Statement

I believe I was made to create. I’ve always created; I can’t help it!

I would love for my art to tug at that small place in each person that is still vulnerable. I long to awaken the sensitive part in all of us that is beneath the busyness, the slick and the cool.

I hope my art, in some small way, illuminates the way in which the Creator’s hand touches us – whether through light touching shadow;

oil painting of model
A Model’s Face

the poignancy
of color next to grey;

watercolor of child wearing hat
The Hat

even the whimsy of a line.

illustration of jack-in-the-box upside down
Poor Jack