Sarah Simon is the Artist and Author at TheMintGardener.
Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her Seattle-based urban farm, Sarah creates and teaches lush Watercolors inspired by the diverse variety of herbs, flowers, and trees grown in her garden. With a continually blooming following of botanical and art lovers alike, her teaching has received worldwide attention with her online painting courses in the International Watercolor Summit, Workshop Week and her monthly live zoom teaching sessions. Sarah has taught thousands of people how to watercolor and with her teaching talents, has made it such an approachable and enjoyable art form, both for the experienced and novice alike.
Sarah's work has been featured in many publications and blogs worldwide, and has been celebrated in the form of commercial product design, stationery, and textiles as well as wholesale and private commissions. Just a few of her clients include: Nordstrom, Country Living, Facebook, The University of Washington, Expedia, Sakura of America, Blick Artist Materials, Winsor and Newton, Target, Estée Lauder and Sur La Table. Her books Modern Watercolor Botanicals and The Plant Lady Coloring Book were released in November 2019, and are international best sellers. Her third book Watercolor Workbook was just released this April and is already a #1 best seller. Day to day, you can find Sarah painting and sharing creativity on her Instagram, as well as hosting the #FlowerPaintingClub for an online community of painting-lovers.
She lives with her family in Seattle on her urban farm, where she loves to garden and spend time with her family, along with their seven pet chickens and Spike, the bearded dragon. Coincidentally, her favorite flowers happen to be Bearded Irises (well for now anyways, it’s so hard to pick a favorite flower). She enjoys seeking quiet moments for sketching and painting, making small bouquets of flowers and herbs, or reading. She loves Jesus, exploring new places, and enjoys anything that includes the sea, friends and food. Speaking of food, if she could eat an egg salad sandwich and sip on a big cup of creamy coffee everyday, she would consider herself very satisfied indeed. And yes, as a Pacific Northwest native, she does enjoy the gloomy gray days a bit more than the hot, sunny ones.
You are never too old or too young to set a goal or to dream a new dream.” ~C. S. Lewis
There must be something magical about the Pacific Northwest, because its beauty inspires so many creative people.
Based in Seattle, Washington, Sarah creates and teaches lush watercolours inspired by the diverse variety of herbs, flowers and trees grown in her urban garden.
Join me as I chat with my dear friend, Sarah Simon, known for her widely popular watercolor art and technique under the name, The Mint Gardener.
Author Sarah Simon's new book Modern Watercolor Botanicals gives budding artists 16 easy-to-follow lessons to take their painting skills to the next level.
Using Watercolors on Crepe Paper with Sarah Simon
Sarah Simon started on a typical, expected, safe career path, but always knew she had an artist inside.