With a juris doctorate cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law, a Bachelor of Arts in fine art from Davidson College, and subsequent studies at Parsons School of Design in New York and Paris, I took an early retirement from practicing law to paint and write full time.

My paintings are characterized by vivid colors and expressive brushstrokes. I've exhibited my work in galleries throughout the Southeast as well as at a gallery in Soho.   My corporate clients include Steve Wynn who purchased several of my paintings for the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Mississippi.

These days, I've redirected my creative juices towards writing and illustrating books for children--picture books as well as middle grade novels.

My three published picture books are PUZZLED BY PINK (Viking Children's Books 2012); PAINT ME! (Sky Pony Press 2014), and DRESS ME! (Sky Pony Press 2015). For more info about my books, click here!

An active member of SCBWI, I serve as the PAL coordinator LaMs Region. In addition, I'm the chair of the Historic Preservation Commission of Oxford, Mississippi, as well as past president of the Friends of the Library at the University of Mississippi. I'm an active volunteer with the Oxford/Lafayette Literacy Council and the OHS Theatre Arts Guild. I'm honored to serve on the Board of Governors of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

About author/illustrator/fine artist Sarah Frances Hardy


Represented by Elana Roth Parker at Laura Dail Literary