"The Boardwalk Cats"
By: Sarah Mooney-Tronco
"Meet the Artist" Reception:
Friday, May 13, 7pm - 8:30pm
Sarah Mooney-Tronco is an artist and social worker from Warren, Pennsylvania. When she first moved to New Jersey in 2011, Sarah was inspired to create The Boardwalk Cats series after observing the cats that lived under the boardwalk in Atlantic City.
Over time, the series evolved organically, first starting as a doodle, to a painting, and eventually to the collection of pieces that it exists as now. The paintings contain bizarre scenarios with personified cats, snakes, dogs, and other creatures. Each painting is full of bright, saturated colors, with themes that are both playful and personal to the artist. Furthering the development of the series, Sarah has started drawing comics and cartoons. This provides an opportunity to develop the personalities of The Boardwalk Cat characters in a different way, and to make jokes.
Sarah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Stockton University. Currently a full time social worker, making art helps Sarah maintain her personal well-being while doing work that is often emotionally taxing. Sarah also explores a variety of media and subject matter outside of The Boardwalk Cats series. Check out her website to see more of her artwork: www.theboardwalkcats.com