Sarah Atlee is a paint-slinging, steak-chewing, kombucha-sipping, sushi-chomping, yoga-pantsing, sketchbook-doodling visual artist in Oklahoma City. Her pictures have been exhibited across the United States, including New York City, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Dallas. Visitors are always welcome at sarahatlee.com.
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Artist Statement: Still Life
Have you ever looked down at a plate of food and said, “This is too beautiful to eat”? Me too. That’s the moment I capture in my paintings.
I’m lucky to have so much wonderful food in my life. From dry-aged steak to shrimp that came out of the gulf this morning, from juicy organic peaches to more taco trucks than you can twang a steel guitar at. And don’t forget a rich, full-bodied red wine, unless a steaming espresso is more your style.
I get to experience these things first hand. But why should I keep it to myself? My mission is to share these mouth-watering delights with you through exquisitely crafted paintings. Your plate is my palette. My canvas is a feast for your eyes. Enjoy!
Artist Statement: Abstraction
Sarah Atlee’s geometric abstractions in paint and paper are infused with the play between spontaneity and perfection. “I am increasingly influenced by modern quiltmaking, balancing the dual impulses of precision and improvisation – making perfect versus making do.” She explores the pure pleasure of placing color next to color, building a composition one stroke (or stitch) at a time, and honoring artisans of the past and present by building on tradition.