Sarah Cassidy has one objective with her paintings: using color and pigment to evoke the feeling of water on the canvas. Cassidy uses an abstract expressive style to evoke the sensation of observing a river, the ocean or a lumbering stream. "Viewing the surface of water tends to pull me into my subconscious," says Cassidy. "It does something that allows my memories and feelings to wash over me. I know that one of my paintings is successful when I look at it and the tension in my body is relieved."
Cassidy has created over 200 paintings of water and continues to experiment with combinations of acrylic, oil, and mixed media in her work. She received mention for outstanding work at the Art Students League's LINEA exhibition in 2019.