Thanks for Coming!

We had a wonderful time at Cerulean Gallery last Friday night for the opening of On Edge Part I. If you missed opening night, the exhibition will be on display through 28 October 2016. perfect-sky

We woke up to rain in Oklahoma that morning, but no worries - the Amarillo sky was perfectly clear for opening night.


Cerulean Gallery always draws a great crowd!


Gallery owner Caroline Kneese looking fabulous in front of Sushi Leftovers.



Visitors enjoying a sculpture by Nic Noblique.


I was so friggin happy to finally see this piece on the wall!


Enjoying the evening.


Sculptor Nic Noblique made sure people tried out his interactive works.


Discussing Heirloom Tomato with an enthusiastic patron.


One always wants to capture a few ...abstract views.

On Edge Part I, featuring work by Sarah Atlee, Fritz Danner, Nic Noblique, and Victoria Taylor-Gore, is on display 16 September – 28 October 2016. Visit Cerulean Gallery to learn more.

Where My Okies At

ok_56_600 I lived in Oklahoma for seven outta-sight years. It's where my art career really began. I'm in Austin now, but Oklahoma will always have a cherished place in my heart.

That's why I have a special message for my Okie supporters and collectors. (Hi, guys! Lookin' good!)

I've lived in Austin for three years now, and I work with two excellent Texas galleries:

Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo Ro2 Art in Dallas

I have a show coming up soon at Cerulean. On Edge opens on Friday, 16 September 2016, and runs through 28 October. I've been working very hard this year to present you with the best paintings I've ever created.

On September 16th, I'll be at the opening with a big big smile on my face.

You know who I would love to see there? You.

Would you consider making the trip?

I'm asking two months in advance so you'll have time to make travel plans. Amarillo is about 3.5 to 4 hours by car from Oklahoma City. You won't believe how that time flies when you're carpooling with friends.

In addition to the amazing art show at Cerulean Gallery (wink), here are some other things to do during your visit:


Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Have chicken fried steak at Lucille's Roadhouse

Visit Palo Duro Canyon


Take selfies at Cadillac Ranch

Indulge with wine & cheese at OHMS Cafe & Bar

Wake up to Roasters Coffee


Take in two great exhibitions at the Amarillo Museum of Art: Light on the Plains: Frank Reaugh pastels from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Side by Side: Larry Bell and Gabriel Dawe

Take the challenge at The Big Texan

Hope to see you there!





Celebrate 15 Years With Me!

15-themed drawings by Sarah Atlee. Join my Patreon today to get yours! This post also appears on my Patreon page today.

We grow up so fast.

I first took my art online at fifteen years ago. (What's that in internet years? Like, a hundred.) Can you believe it? My art just got its learner's permit. LOOK OUT.

What have I learned in that time?

I've learned that my most important asset is: You.

Without you I'm just some schmuck in a room throwing paint around. Creators create for themselves, sure. But it takes the viewer, the afficionado, the lover of art to close the circle in this crazy business. You and me, we make this happen together. And I have something special for you.

Join the Circle

Between now and the end of July, join my circle of supporters on Patreon and get a special bonus drawing, straight from me to you. (That's in addition to the regular awesome rewards.)

Each drawing is unique, made by hand, in 15 minutes, on 15 square inches of real estate (that's 3x5" to you). There are only 15 of these available, so get your booty movin'.

Wait, what's the Patreon?

When you join me on Patreon, you subscribe to creativity. You support art, you receive art. It's that simple.

To get your bonus 15-themed drawing, you can join my Patreon at any level. But let me tell you what's great about the $15 tier.

Collectors Club

The first rule of Collectors Club is: Brag about being in the Collectors Club. You get first looks at my newest work, quarterly mail art, and archival digital prints of my paintings.

You can't get any of these items at a gallery. They are for patrons only!

mounting prints

PIctured here, the first print to go out to the Collectors Club. Click here to join!

To recap:

I heart you. Thank you for being a part of this ongoing journey. Here's to the next 15 years!

To claim one of only 15 bonus drawings, join my Patreon by July 31, 2016.

15 smackers gets you into the Collectors Club.

Go forth and be ye awesome. Love & kisses,

Sarah A.

Photo by Charlotte Bell.




Sarah Atlee Makes Pictures is now on Patreon!

Turn Left for Tamales. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 2016 by Sarah Atlee. Learn more at Part of the Glitch Still Life series created for exhibition at Cerulean Gallery, Amarillo, Texas. Turn Left for Tamales. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, 2016 by Sarah Atlee.

Hey everybody! I've opened up shop on Patreon, a crowdfunding platform where you can support all manner of creative work, including mine!

Do you love supporting the arts, but maybe don't have the budget to buy a lot of original works? Patreon is the solution for you, one I'm really excited about. I'm always working on something. You can support this ongoing creation by becoming my patron.

How does Patreon work? Read on for some FAQs.

If you're on my email list, you already know about the Launch Pack (and you got a special offer on the price).

Now I have 5 4 3 Launch Packs left for new patrons who pledge $15 or more.

Update: All the Launch Packs have launched! Big, sloppy thanks to all my new patrons.

Grab your Launch Pack!

The Launch Pack

Since I'm produce-ing (ha) a fresh series of food paintings for Cerulean Gallery, I've made you some food-inspired gifts.

If you pledge at the $15 level or higher, you get: - 3 unique hand-painted postcards - Sarah's Can We Have Spaghetti? Sauce recipe - a quilted mug mat made from Authentic Artist Paint Rags - Now You Got a Stew Goin' - Music for the kitchen - plus the regular Collectors Club rewards

This is a limited-time offer while supplies last. To receive your Launch Pack: 1. Go to* * I recommend desktop viewing rather than mobile. 2. Select the $15 pledge or more 3. Reap the rewards.

You may have questions. Here are some answers.

What is Patreon? Have you ever seen a crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or GoFundMe? Patreon works like these, but instead of giving a big chunk of money all at once, you pledge a monthly amount - a subscription. It's perfect for artists like me who are always creating. And of course, I send you cool stuff.

Here's a 1-minute video explaining how Patreon works.

Do I have to create an account on Patreon? You may if you wish. You can also login with your Facebook account.

What do I get for becoming a patron? Lots of good stuff. Mail art, prints, even original works. A few surprises. And you get behind-the-scenes looks that I don't share anywhere else. Pat yourself on the back!

Do patrons get a discount on your art? Selling my work at a discount would undercut the business of my fabulous galleries, Cerulean and Ro2. So no. The good news is that as a patron, you receive artistic gifts straight from me that you can't get anywhere else.

Does this mean I won't get your newsletter any more? If you're already on my email &/or snail-mail list, nothing changes. I'll continue sending out bi-monthly news about my projects and upcoming shows. By pledging on Patreon, you'll receive a separate email about once a week when I post something new there.

I don't think Patreon is for me. Are there other ways I can show my support? Of course! Oodles. You can join my email list. You can follow me on Facebook and Twitter. See something you like? Share it with a friend! And you can come see my work in person - more details about this as 2016 rolls on.

Thanks for reading, and for showing your support!

Photo by Charlotte Bell.


Wyld Flowerz at STASH 2015.10.09

Veruca Fry. Acrylic on panel, 7x5 inches, 2015 by Sarah Atlee. w Veruca Fry. Acrylic on panel, 7 x 5 inches (11 x 8.5 inches framed) 2015 by Sarah Atlee. $225

To purchase Veruca Fry, call STASH at (405) 701 1016 or email me directly at

Wyld Flowerz - New Abstract Paintings by Sarah Atlee

Where: STASH (website, Facebook) 412 E Main Street, Norman OK 73071 (405) 701 1016 (map link) Store hours are M-Sat 10-6 and Sun 12-4.

When: 9 October - 11 November 2015.

Opening Reception and Hair of the Dog

Join us for the opening night party during the Norman Arts Council's 2nd Friday Art Walk!

When: Friday 9 October, 6-10 pm.

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We have an amazing event planned, STASH's biggest of the year. Enjoy local craft beers and live music at a party to raise funds for the Bella Foundation! There's even going to be a pumpkin patch. Click here to learn more and purchase tickets.*

*This is a ticketed event, but you do not need a ticket to see the art.

Hope to see you there!

About Veruca Fry

I often dream about things that I'll paint later. In this instance, my dream was of a quilt design - 60-degree triangles in warm yellows and violets, gently transitioning from light to dark. When I awoke the design told me it was called "vocal fry."

For the unfamiliar, vocal fry is a way of modulating your voice so it combines moaning and creaking sounds. To make the sound, groan, then lower your voice, close your throat a bit, and just let it peter out until it starts sounding like bacon in a hot pan. It's the sound you make when you Can't Even.

The dream design told me later that day that it wasn't going to be a quilt, but rather a painting. And that I should make a miniature version to try it out. She also changed her name along the way. She's quite willful.

Demanding little snot.