About the Artist
The artist behind the name Sumarra Pethran came into this world on January 1976, in the small town of Thunder Bay, on the gusty shores of Lake Superior, in Ontario Canada. She began seeing more of her country at the young age of three when her family drove to the West Coast's Fraser Valley in British Columbia to live in it's warmer climes.
She spent the next ten years there, moving a few times within her small city, until she was moved back across the country to a very small town in Quebec. There she devoted four years to learning and expressing herself artistically. Focusing mostly on lead drawings and greyscale pictures of mystical and sometimes dreadful dragons. In 1992 eight pieces of her work was displayed in Montreal at Le Festival De Jeunesse along with many other young artists from around the world. She then graduated at the age of seventeen and seized the opportunity to return to British Columbia's inspiring shores and began to make her way in the world on her own two feet.
After leading a nearly nomadic lifestyle, and taking a five-year hiatus from art, she dove back into her artwork and strove to expand her high school knowledge towards landscapes, other fantastical creatures, and the basic human form - as time permitted. Between 1993 and 2002 she picked up her belongings and moved several times, across the city of Vancouver and back again, even ended up in the nearby Washington State for a short stay. But all this seemed to push her even more towards her passion in art and that strange world of the mind's eye that seemed like home to her in her dynamic lifestyle.
A couple of years later she adopted the name Sumarra Pethran for her artwork and took to watercolors favorably, now using them frequently in her quest for the perfect blend of mediums. Some of her work has been sold in auctions, art shows, online and at conventions she attended, lending a couple more hats to her head. The most prominent ones she now wears, right next to' artist', is 'mother' and 'wife' as family life has found her and limited her wandering ways.
Currently she is employed as a stay-home mother and proud wife of an Army Sergeant of the United States Military, in the state of Washington. She now devotes her time to educating herself on more art techniques as her responsibilities allow.