"I am rediscovering an avocation I once enjoyed many years ago. My work has become more abstract, usually with a suggestion of flowers or seascapes. I have been exploring the relationship between abstract and representational. My style is rather unique with its ethereal blend of colors used effectively to subtly portray my favorite subjects. I am more interested in capturing the effects of luminosity than in accurately recording subject seen in light and shadow. By experimenting with new techniques and products I can break free from some old habits and patterns. And finally I realize, as with all creative work, there are no hard and fast rules except the ones you make for yourself.
I have recently returned to an avocation I last enjoyed many years ago. With the passage of time, I have found myself more interested in the abstract than in the representational, while still exploring the relationship between the two. While still employing my unique style, with its ethereal blend of colors used to portray my favorite flowers and seascapes, I find myself more fascinated with the effects of luminosityon them. By the suggestion rather than the actual. It’s been a fascinating and exciting time for me.
As I experiment with new techniques and products, I find I can break free from old habits and patterns. And realize, as with all creative effort, there are no hard and fast rules except the ones you make for yourself."
Pat lives in Eastham and paints in her studio there. Long walks in the dunes and along beaches with her dog offer inspiration on a daily basis. The changing light and seasons are what makes each work say something different . ……………….
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