Sabrina Verkamp has always been drawn to her creative side. “From just viewing art to actually making it, I become encapsulated by it. For reasons I can’t explain, time stands still when I lose myself in the process of just being creative.”
Following high school, she attended a local university where she studied commercial art. It was there that she was introduced to calligraphy. "I was especially drawn to the rhythm and the ﬂow of movement involved in making beautiful letters." Over the years she has honed her skills by attending conferences taught by some of the best penmen in the world.
In addition to the lettering arts, Sabrina expresses herself through painting and engraving. Nature provides inspiration for most of her designs. She hand-paints on items such as ornaments, slate and stones. She hand engraves her designs onto glassware with a high speed engraving drill. She occasionally enjoys working with wax, making unique candles.
She has been selling her work since 2010 on Etsy and has been participating in local art & craft fairs for the past 20 years. Her work is on permanent display at the Dubois County Courthouse, Ferdinand Branch Library and Jasper Memorial Hospital.
She is a member of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana and IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). She lives near Ferdinand, IN with her husband of 37 years, Deane. They are blessed with 3 grown daughters: Ashley, Amanda and Audrey, and 2 grandchildren - all of whom share in her love of creating art.