Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Natural Clear Maple

Unframed print

Patricia Sabree, Charlotte
Member Since December 2012
Artist Statement Patricia Elaine Sabree, {formally Patricia Elaine McFadden} is the product of Lake City, a small country town carved from the dark earth, located in the low country of South Carolina. Lake City is known for its amazing crop raising, dusky flatland, muddy-swamp wetland, endless fishing, surplus of snakes, and the Gullah people culture. Even though now divorced, Sabree kept her married name, "Sabree" due to its meaning, "one who perseveres until the job is done," and the connection it gave to her two lovely daughters- Faridah and Ameenah. Sabree and her fourteen siblings spent most of their youth working on a farm. Their parents were loyal sharecroppers who taught their children the value of hard work. This is certain to be what contributed to their strong craving for education coupled with the desire for another way of life.

To escape the dreaded fields of labor, Sabree obtained a Bachelor's of Arts degree from South Carolina State University, and a Master's of Education from Southern Wesleyan, Central, South Carolina. Her Art professors from S.C.S.U. were Mr. Hunter, Dr. Michaux, and Dr. Leo Twiggs. Of the three Art professors, it was Dr. Leo Twiggs, a famous Batik artist, who had most inspired her love for painting.
Currently Sabreeā€™s paintings are on exhibit at the Red Piano Too Art Gallery, St. Helena Island, SC; Cassandra Rush Museum, Kingstree, SC; Presbyterian Blume Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Clinic, Huntersville, NC; and The Harvey Gantt Museum, Charlotte, NC. Sabree has been also awarded the Art Center Gullah Poster Artist of 2013, Hilton Head, SC - which will give her National exposure.

When you observe her works, you will find them reminiscence of the deep south; fishing off of the river bank or swamp land; walking barefoot in the rain; working all day in the cotton, tobacco, cucumbers, and watermelon fields; running in the blazing sun; throwing a frisbee; laughing and playing in a game of outdoor basketball; climbing a grapevine tree; being whipped across the legs for not doing a chore; chasing a butterfly in a red and white polka-dotted dress while pigtails dance in the wind; little girls' hair being braided; little boys shooting a bb gun while man's best friend supports the hunt; listening to the Blues or voices of Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flacks, Glades Knight and James Brown while enjoying ice cream and cake on a sunny summer's Sunday. The neighbors from every part of town gather in deep conversations with an occasional courtship with her beautiful ebony sisters. These are the stories behind the paintings that shapes Sabree's art.


Product No 4681128
Subjects African-American, Landscape, Rivers & Streams, World Culture
Style Fine Art
Tags Patricia, Sabree, family, father, fish, fishing, gullah, lake, sabree, son, sun, teacher