Who Is Frau Sakra?
My name is Thea Saks (aka Frau Sakra) and my home base is Los Angeles. I'm largely self-taught; but in my first life, when I worked in New York as a book and journal editor, I took night classes at the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. Now my home library of illustration, design, architecture, and literature helps feed my head with ideas for paintings, drawings, and digital art.
I want each work of art to tell a story that will take you to another place--often a real place that existed in the past. While I try to make sure that my work is well informed and researched, the art is always original and drawn or painted by my own hand (including the digital art, which is drawn on a Cintiq tablet).
I have shown in LA-area galleries including Hyaena
Gallery, the Dark Art Emporium, Copro Gallery, Hive Gallery, Cactus Gallery, La Luz de Jesus Gallery,
Bearded Lady's Mystic Museum, Creature Features, and 11:11 ACC, as well as Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco, District VII in Detroit, and Skull & Snake Tattoo Art Gallery in Berwick, Maine.
Hope you enjoy my work. Please give me feedback--I'd love to hear from you!