The first time we saw Los Angeles artist Saelee Oh's work was while wandering around in Pasadena, and happening upon the now gone vintage-style clothier, Red Dress Shoppe (still alive online). We were instantly struck smitten by her illustrations and paintings that decorated the walls, tags and signage of the shop, combining coquettish femininity with the playful imagination of someone whose dreams still ran amuck in that childhood realm of "far, far away".
A short time later we began seeing Saelee's work gracing the walls of notable galleries such as Giant Robot and New Image Art, and also in publications such as Budget Living and Bust, excitedly realizing other folks were recognizing her notable talents. Her beautifully intricate paper cutouts and paintings remind us of memories of spending lazy summers reading our favourite childhood storybooks and then slipping into wondrous dreams populated by frolicking animals, friendly flora, and underground realms inviting exploration. One of our favourite artists working today.
If you're lucky, you might see her selling some of her wares and prints at crafts fairs like Felt Club. If not, be sure to visit her online store Lemonade Maid or just drop her a happy hello via email.