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#SLIDESHOW | Watercolor Works of Sarah Rozie and Ariel Blair

It's watercolor month at Hyatt's All Things Creative!

SLIDESHOW is a series of brief conversations with creative minds where we talk about their work and how it has evolved. Sponsored by Hyatt’s All Things Creative.


This month, Hyatt’s is celebrating all things watercolor. This celebration includes featuring two amazing local artists as well as their huge sale.

Through the month of July, Hyatt’s All Things Creative will be showcasing the works of Sarah Rozie (@SarahRozie) and Ariel Blair (@newspaperballoon). Hyatt’s will be featuring these artists in pop-up events. Sarah will be available on Saturday, July 10, from 12pm – 4pm and Ariel will be available on Saturday, July 17, from 12pm-4pm. You will be able to meet each artist, shop their works and chat with them about their watercolor process.

Also, Hyatt’s will be running their annual watercolor sale now through July 31, 2021, which includes their entire selection of watercolor paints, pads, brushes and more. This is a great time to stock up on everything you need to make your own masterpieces. Brands like Faber-Castell, Daniel Smith, Van Gogh, Qor and more will be on sale. Whether you’re just “testing the waters” or an “experienced diver,” Hyatt’s has everything you need to continue on your creative journey!

Sarah Rozie

I spoke with Sarah Rozie, a multimedia artist who specializes in watercolor and fused glass. We talked about her process, how she started her business, and how her family’s encouragement to be creative cultivated her passion for art.

In 2016, Sarah started selling handmade cards and custom pet portraits. Since then, she has expanded to work with fused glass watercolors, linoleum prints, custom paintings, and logo design. “Inspiration comes from all around me, whether that is historical architecture of the city, or the many creatures in the outdoors.”

Sarah’s work includes commissions such as, wedding signs, personal gifts, business logos, unique artwork, product stamps, and more.

Currently, her creative work is secondary to her full-time career as an interior designer, but she hopes to one day be a full-time artist living somewhere in the woods or on the coast.

Follow Sarah: Website | Facebook | Instagram


Ariel Blair | Newspaper Balloon

Ariel Blair, AKA newspaper balloon on Instagram, is an illustrator who has always been drawn to art. We spoke about how she started painting and how her grandmother’s passion for art influenced her to become the artist she is today.

“I like to throw in unrealistic stuff in [my art], like nature with weird colors.” said Ariel. She started selling her work on Etsy in 2013. She estimates that she’s painted around 1500 family portraits, which encouraged her to develop her own original style.

Follow Ariel | Newspaper Balloon: Website | Facebook | Instagram


Whether you are just starting out or have been working with watercolors for years, you’ll definitely want to come to talk to these two and stock up on watercolor supplies!

Hyatt’s All Things Creative
1941 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14207
800-234-9288
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: Closed.

Website | Facebook | Instagram


Photography by Vin Berbano
Author Zoe Oleshansky
Edited and produced by George Johnson

Written by Zoe Oleshansky

Zoe Oleshansky

Zoe Oleshansky is a graphic designer and contributor for Buffalo Rising. She graduated with a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons The New School For Design. She loves Buffalo but hates the cold.

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