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All work is available for sale. Please email me via the contact form for prices.

 

Artist Statement

Patricia lives in the S.F. Bay area. She is a multi-media artist.

She was born in Oakland, California, and grew up in Los Angeles. She received her degree at San Francisco State University where she studied Photography and Liberal Arts.

Patricia worked for two decades as a commercial photographer and a photojournalist which has influenced the work she creates today. Her art represents her internal life. She is a visual person and a collector of imagery. There isn’t a day that goes by that she is not photographing something or drawing, painting, or doodling.

 

Her work has been published and exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has won many awards and participates and volunteers in several groups. She also teaches classes

 

Artist Statement

In some ways creating art is like going on a journey without a roadmap, sometimes wandering around until I land in a place that feels just right. My work is mostly abstract and intuitive, reacting to the world around me. I create my art to reflect what I experience in the world. I work with a variety of mediums, encaustic, photography, and oil are my main mediums. Experimenting with unconventional materials also plays a part in my artmaking.

The beauty in being an artist is the choices we make when we invest time, energy, and years of our lives learning who we are through what we do and say through our work. I don't always know immediately what my work is about and it may take a while to understand my intent when I begin a piece or series, but during this process of creating, when I am done, the purpose is usually clear. I sometimes like to suggest a path to the viewer by incorporating text into my work, but I also want the viewer to feel free to interpret what they see.

When I am not in the studio, you can usually find me outdoors taking photographs and walking my dog

 

 

Professional Memberships

 

International Encaustic Association

Women in Photography, Northern California

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (a member of exhibition team)