Sarah Atkinson

 

Artist Sarah Atkinson was born in High Point, North Carolina in 1980. Her family owned farmland in a small rural town. Influenced by the beauty of her surroundings, she developed a love for the arts very early on. She began her studies in drawing and watercolors with her father, also an artist. Much of her childhood was spent in his studio painting at his side. From here she went to study Fine Arts at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. In this time she developed a deep interest in figurative works and began cultivating her contextual style of painting.

After college, Sarah's work continued to grow and change, the human figure still remaining the core source of inspiration. This fascination in the shape, structure and movement of the figure continues to be central to her work. Over the years her painting approach has moved from a traditional form of painting to a semi abstract style. Experimentation with various mediums and unconventional materials refined her work.

Whether a classic figurative piece, or an abstract landscape, Sarah's ability to capture a timeless and seductive movement in her paintings is offset against an organic, rich, and complex background. Amidst a sea of tar and beeswax, the pieces, in their final state stand as elegant, yet bittersweet works that express an emotion of their own.

Sarah now resides in Charlotte NC with her two sons, Caspian and Lief. She has had many group and solo exhibitions and her works are held in private collections throughout the United States, as well as internationally.


Shows:

October, 2007 "New Paintings" solo show, The Art Preserve, Charlotte, NC

Fall, 2007 Artist In Residency, Mccoll Center For Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC

June, 2006 "Portraits of other lives" solo show,
Corporate Canvas, Wilmington, NC

November 2006 "Work of Artists" group exhibition,
Modernisme Gallery, Charleston, SC

November 2006 "Phases" solo show, The Art Preserve,
Charlotte NC

December 2006 "Little Things" group exhibition,
Modernisme Gallery, Charleston, SC

April 2007 "Opening" solo show, The Art Preserve,
Charlotte NC

December 2007 Solo exhibition, The Art Preserve, Charlotte NC

August 2008 Solo exhibition, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte NC

April 2009 Group Exhibition, Hart Witzen Gallery, Charlotte NC

November 2009, Solo Exhibition, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte NC

May 2010, Group Exhibition, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte NC

July 2010, Group Exhibition, Dugg Dugg, Charlotte NC

March 2011, Solo Exhibition, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte NC

November 2011, Group Exhibition, Renee George Gallery, Charlotte NC

 
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