Sarah Steele was born on January, 17th, 1990 in St. Catharines, ON. She grew up and lived in Fonthill, ON until she moved to Ottawa, ON in 2007 to earn her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa.
Sarah started drawing when she was three years-old, and from this point on she demonstrated both an affinity and passion for creating art, which has influenced a large portion of her life.
Although she did not pursue a degree in Fine Art at University Sarah continued to produce artwork independently throughout her University years (as she did throughout her Elementary and High School years as well), never abandoning this passion.
Sarah is currently working as a scenic artist for the Toronto Film Industry, which has presented her with an exciting new outlet for her creativity. She worked on Seasons 2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale (both of which were meaningful and enriching experiences for her), as well as on the Netflix Original series, The Umbrella Academy, and the Amazon Prime Original series, The Boys. She is excited to see where this new artistic journey will take her next.
"Cat Family," 1994 (age 4); Marker-artwork on sketch paper
I was absolutely thrilled to be able to meet and get my photo taken with Elisabeth Moss, the star of the award-winning TV series The Handmaid's Tale, at the show's wrap party for its second season. It was an honour to have worked on the show's second (and third) season as a scenic painter, and to have had the opportunity to attend its exclusive wrap party; overall it was an unforgettable, and very personally meaningful, experience for which I am extremely grateful.
My friend and colleague, Debbie Wong, and I were granted the opportunity to hold The Handmaid's Tale's (Season 2) 2018 Creative Emmy Award for "Outstanding Production Design for a Contemporary Narrative Program (One Hour or More)"; this was a particularly special experience for us both since we had been involved in the execution of this design in a 'Scenic art' capacity.