Veronica Sauer creates paintings rich with daring color. Often working from photographs to echo real life, she paints primarily in fast-drying acrylic with larger brushes, prioritizing shape, shadow, scale, and light. Impressionistic brushstrokes formulate mood, depicting emotion and expression.


In her current portrait series, Veronica's painting style and use of abstract realism offers a new perspective on iconic faces, illuminating the inner person and story behind each individual and pet.


It is important for art to be seen in person. Enjoy an outing attending art shows at galleries, restaurants, museums, auctions or simply being surrounded by intriguing art outdoors. These are shows and locations where I present my art. - Lunds Fine Art Gallery - Madision Park Artwalk, Homestreet Bank, Park Postal, Starbucks - Ledger Square Law - Geraldine's Counter - Leavenworth Cider House - Ken's Market

Artist Statement

I believe color has an alluring voice that communicates with our emotions. My painting style fuses abstraction and realism, showcasing the layering and infusion of unexpected color into an image, redefining the tone of a captured moment. Impressionistic strokes convey mood, depicting expression and movement.

Choosing images of historic value, nature’s landscape, and design lends to the narrative I rely on to collaborate and connect with the subjects I paint. These works are a collection of abstract compositions grounded in a deep respect of beauty. My paintings evolve and emerge with dynamic depth of color, making what is overlooked or buried in the historicizing of an image visible, kinetic, and visceral. As one reviewer said: “Her art drops into your soul and you can’t stop hugging it with your brain.” I hope all those who engage with my art feel this way; I  believe it’s an apt description of how many people react to my work.

#VSauerArt pieces have been exhibited at corporate events and art walks. I’ve been represented at  Fine Art Galleries and have participated in “Artist in Action” programs. Such programs showcase art making through an aesthetic journey, bringing art to life through an intimate experience. It allows patrons to witness art creation, giving the artwork personal and knowledgeable value. Creating art is an act of connection, and I have benefited from the generosity of other artists and people who support my art. I believe in extending that generosity and “paying it forward” by sharing not only my work, but also my love of art, painting, and time with my community.  Facebook: #VSauerArt

Artist Bio

Veronica Sauer creates art rich with daring color and bold composition. Often working from photographs to echo real life, she paints in fast-drying acrylic with large brushes and pallet knives, prioritizing shape, shadow, scale, and light. Hers are images created through the lens of a curious and imaginative mind.

In her portrait series, Veronica’s dynamic style offers fresh perspective on iconic faces, illuminating individual stories, and giving breath and movement to her subjects. Veronica‘s work in abstract realism casts a wide field of impact. Pieces highlight the emotional power of color infused into the heart of an image.

Veronica‘s passion for painting gained momentum with the brilliant teaching of an eccentric art history teacher. In University studies, a three-year position at the Henry Art Gallery, and travels to US and European art museums, Veronica was drawn to the vitality  of Expressionism and Fauvism, art genres drenched in rich color contrasts. Following a corporate career and the interruption of her active life by a sports related accident, Veronica embraced her passion for creating her own art. Self-taught, Veronica has exhibited at corporate events and art walks,  Fine Art Galleries, and enthusiastically participated in “Artist in Action” programs. #VSauerArt creations continue to gain public exposure and win commission work nationally.

American born and dual citizen of the US and Germany, Veronica Sauer lives in Seattle with a studio near Mount Rainier. Whether Portraits, Wildlife, Naturescapes, Abstracts, or Commissions, her artwork radiates her passion for painting.


My husband wanted this historical portrait of Teddy Roosevelt in his federal courthouse chambers. I fell in love with the Jimi Hendrix portrait. Both the likeness and realism is clearly notable but the expressive, dynamic color makes these portraits breathe. We love our choices.
Our parent company continues to acquire new apartment buildings we manage. Not only do these paintings command attention, they also are recognizable, acceptable and enjoyable for the diverse appeal of all our residents.
Residential Apartment Management
I run events and fundraising campaigns and cultivate relationships with many university donors. So many, including art council board of directors, business owners, Entrepreneurs and private families have enthusiastically commented on our paintings by VSauer.
University Director of Events & Fundraising

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