Sarah McRae Morton grew up painting in a barn loft in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She currently lives and works in Germany. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia and trained under artists Myron Barnstone in Coplay, Pennsylvania and Odd Nerdrum in Norway. She has received fellowships to pursue gusts of curiosity in art historical research in Europe and to attend residency programs such as Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has drawn from time immersed in landscapes from the coal fields of Appalachia to the wilderness of the North West, to the history steeped and cobble streets of Paris, where history- the written, the natural, and the told around campfires and cafe tables informs her paintings.