Sage Vaughn


Zuma Goldfinches, 2008, oil, acrylic, ink, and vellum on linen, 30 x 36 in.

Sign Of The Covenant, 2010, oil, acrylic, ink and vellum on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Modern Love, 2010, oil, acrylic, ink on vellum on canvas,  48 x 60 in.

Get Away, 2010, oil, acrylic, ink on vellum on canvas, 48 x 60 in.

Princess Email, 2008, oil on linen, 40 x 60 in.

Don & Michelle (Son Of A Conman & Daughter Of  A Madman), 2010, oil, acrylic, ink on vellum on canvas,48 x 60 in.

Overpass (Swarm), 2008, oil, acrylic, ink on vellum on canvas, 96 x 96 in.

Misfit (Salvation), 2010, oil, acrylic, ink and vellum on canvas, 60 x 48 in.

Sage Vaughn is an LA based painter and illustrator who is best recognised for his ‘Wildlife’ series depicting colourful butterflies, owls and sparrows, in otherwise melancholic, city scenes.

Although as a teen he started out spraying graffiti around the San Fernando Valley, California, where he was raised, it was a scene he quickly outgrew.  He is interested in the interface between ‘mans’ wild side and animals’ civilized aspects’.

His father was also a painter and used to take Sage to LA Zoo, where the pair would sit and sketch animals all day. In his most recent paintings, Wildlives, Vaughn paints children playing against the same faded, urban scenes against which he places wildlife, drawing comparisons between the liberty and survival skills of each  He has had widely acclaimed solo shows in New York, LA, Geneva and London.

Sage Vaughn’s Website

Bio via ArtRepublic

Children Of A Lesser God at Lazarides Gallery