Since 2012 Sarah Elliott has been working in Castelnau de Montmiral in S. W. France. Although she is an American born in Chicago, most of her life has been spent outside of the United States, in Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Mainland China and France. Aside from her studies at university, Sarah is indebted to Rose Shakinovsky and Claire Gavronsky, under whom she studied in both Italy and South Africa, to the staff at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where she participated in a residency, and to Francis Pratt at The Painting School of Montmiral in France, with whom she has studied and worked over recent years.
In addition to time spent painting and drawing, Sarah has dedicated many years to teaching art at positions in Hong Kong, Florence and Shanghai. She has exhibited her artwork in the United States, Italy and France.