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1987 Hieronymus, Clara. "Oh, How She Loves Paris." The Tennessean, December 27, 1987, Arts & Leisure, F-1.

Oh, how she loves Paris

Artist's work to be exhibited at University Club

Clara Hieronymus

Staff writer

Nashville artist Sarah Webb home from Paris and London for a holiday visit and to open an exhibit of her paintings at University Club Jan. 8-Feb. 10.

The theme of the show is Paris: A City of Color, reflecting five years of living and working in Europe. Maintaining a studio in London, Webb goes often to Paris where her subjects are streetscapes, atmospheric scenes and, increasingly, portrait commissions.

She will include a number of English paintings, but most reflect her interest in Paris. “I love Paris,” Webb said. “There is no other city in the world like it. It’s full of vibrant colors and a vivid sense of life. I always feel free and alive when I go there, and this is the mood I try to capture on canvas.”

A prizewinner in the 1985 American Artist National Art Competition, one of her Parisian scenes was exhibited at the Grand Central Gallery in New York. This year Holiday Corporation purchased one of her cafe scenes for its Holiday Inn corporate art collection in Memphis.

Webb said she has a growing clientele for portraits, a number of which will be included in the University Club exhibition. She has been represented in group shows as well as one-man shows at Centennial Club, Leu Gallery at Belmont College, and the University Club where her January display will be her third collection there.

Webb was winner of the $1,000 prize for Best of Show in the 1987 Central South Art Exhibition.

She is an honors graduate of The University of Tennessee and has had graduate courses in art history at Vanderbilt University as well as independent study in France and England. When her show at University Club comes down, she and her husband, attorney Gary Webb, will return to their London home.

The University Club is at 2402 Garland Ave., and is open without charge from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.