"Pole Position" is one of a new series of wildlife images. Some of these upcoming paintings will be 'dual purpose' to also fit into the theme of "Out West in Georgia", a three-woman show at the Quinlan Art Center in April 2014 that I will share with Eleanor Stecker and Bambi Rogers.
"Tethered" garnered a Third Place in Arts Clayton's 2013 Annual Juried Show after touring the USA in Paint America's Top 100. This painting is one of a series of three based on construction workers.
Pat's artwork has been collected over much of the US, with a few going to Europe and Australia. She started out with multiple local awards in high school in her home state of Georgia, garnering a Governor's Honors live-in program one summer at Wesleyan College, then entering Berry College on a full-tuition scholarship in art. "I took time to raise a family and be active in my husband's business while continuing to learn through occasional workshops, through artist peer groups and by amassing a huge art library." Moving over twenty-five times, she still managed to get artwork into the public eye. Now that the children are grown and she has "retired from the family business", the last three years have been spent full time on her passion with a backlog of ideas and images flowing into existence.
Not only does Pat paint in acrylics and oils, she also enjoys sculpting in concrete... "a hold-over from being involved for so many years in the construction industry".
Probably the most unique art form in Pat's portfolio is her 'Spirits in Stone' series. She picks unaltered stones for their shape, texture and reliefs, then reveals in paint what she sees.
"They begged to be touched in order to fully appreciate them... which I encourage folks to do."
Upcoming Events and Exhibits
"MACON IT COUNT" Art on the Avenue Fine Art Gallery 5/21/2013-6/21/2013 Reception: 5/21/2013 (5:00 - 8:00 PM)
This is a festive group show that invites all of the artists represented by Art on the Avenue to showcase their newest artwork. I will have paintings, wire sculptures and several 'Spirits in Stone' that have just been created this year. This gallery always has fun and engaging receptions, so come if you can!
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