Lasater | Sacran Studios and Gallery represents artists Jason Sacran and John P. Lasater IV, two of the most energetic painters alive. Both Jason and John are well-travelled and have been awarded at many exhibitions and outdoor painting events. The original paintings available on this website come straight from their Arkansas studios. If you would like to visit either studio, contact the gallery manager below. Thank you for visiting
I am a contemporary representational painter, working primarily outdoors. I paint what catches my interest in the moment. This could be almost anything; an orchestration of shapes, color contrast, light and shadow patterns, a mood or atmosphere, a subject I have never tried, or a subject I enjoy, etc. I am drawn to paint places and things that say something about the day and time I live in now. Although my work is not necessarily subject driven, I find myself painting the overlooked and simultaneously familiar aspects of everyday life – scenes we pass by but rarely take the time to fully consider. In the chaos of daily life, I believe we all take the simple and familiar for granted. Sometimes it is these quiet unadorned places that make the most worthy subjects.
John P. Lasater IV
“I make simple visual statements with my artwork, regardless of the subject matter. Simplicity is peaceful, and reinforces the blessing of our existence. Through the medium of oil paint, I have a language for my gratitude.”