dont casually pass by her paintings. They demand that you stop and
behold. Each work of art by the esteemed artist Sarah Hatch contains vital
messages. They often defy human understanding and that is how it usually
is within the creative world. Ms. Hatch, an outsider, visionary genius
tells us symbolically what she sees with her minds eye. Revealed
images find their way to the walls of fortunate homes and offices through
the medium of the surface she chooses to adorn.
resident of the quiet, historic village of Scottdale, located near Atlantas
Emory University, Sarah Hatch enjoys a career that is ever-evolving. Her
popularity is in direct proportion to the excellence of her growing body
of works and the wonders of the images she affixes within them. Early
on, particularly during childhood, Ms. Hatch realized she had artistic
gifts and began expressing them. Those who love original art completely
free of commercial influences are blessed.
The images from Sarah Hatch are both comforting and challenging. She calls
upon us to stretch our minds, gaze deeper and open up the possibilities
that come from things abstract and often indefinable. My experience with
Ms. Hatchs paintings are comfortable, sometimes a personal Balm
in Gilead. Knowing and admiring this gifted artist adds even another layer
of complexity to her works, making them more intimate and assuring their
permanence within my home.
These days, there is a recognizable line of demarcation in the self-taught
art world. On the one hand, the human spirit soars through the soulful
images from a vast array of artists representing different cultures and
experiences. This is where relevance, tradition and staying power dominate.
There is an opposite movement, however, that is more attuned to popular
culture. Both, of course have their place, but it serves little purpose
to classify all of them under the umbrella of folk art.
Hatch, through the painted statements on her surfaces, reveals images
not yet fully understood and events perhaps not quite ready to happen.
But she tells us about where we came from and where we are now. Pondering
her gently painted visions suggests where we might be going.
Sarah Hatch occupies a lofty and enviable position in the outsider realm.
Her works are genuinely important. There are things mystical and spiritual
for us to observe, enjoy and feel. Her esthetical contributions are obvious.
The value for collectors cannot be over emphasized. Sarah Hatch is a master
of her individually perfected form and technique. Her paintings embody
universal themes and images and will increase in value immeasurably. They
are already priceless creations and are mandatory for inclusion in any
EDITORS NOTE: Browse through some of Sarah
Hatch's work by following the "gallery" links below.
To see more images, visit her website at: www.atlanta-midtown.com/artists/sarahhatch.
can be quite advantageous to deal with the artist directly for a purchase.
Contact her by email at: email@example.com (with
ART FROM DOCS NEWS in the subject line) or call 404-384-6339.