FEATURED ARTIST
            Patricia L. Jones

 

 

You can contact me at: bobnpat(at)mtaonline(dot)net 

 

Featured Artist of the month July 2013



patrica l. jones

     An Alaskan since 1976, has been on a journey with her art over the years. After raising a family and retiring from her nursing career,  she is now able to concentrate  on her love of art.  In '91 her husband built their  retirement home, with an art studio in the plans.  Patricia filled it with her extensive collection of art books, which she uses to continue to broaden her knowledge and skill.  She is not "static" in her choices of subject matter, creating a piece, of  whatever causes an emotional  connection. She sometimes finds it hard to part with her paintings.


Patricia has shown and sold her art via VFAA and Girdwood venues, submitted art work for the Talkeetna 13th annual KTNA art auction and also doing
  commissions from her studio at home. Currently, she is  art show coordinator, for VFAA. ( Valley Fine Arts Association).  She won an honorable mention and people’s choice award, for the VFAA  juried show, at Madd Matters, for her sand hill crane painting. Currently several of her paintings were bought by the Boathouse Restaurant in Big Lake.    Patricia's  husband,  Bob,  is also accomplished in metal and stone  art,  and together they have done various  art pieces.  They have traveled extensively in USA and Europe.  Her favorite art colony is Santa Fe, New Mexico,  along Canyon Rd., both going back multiple times,  just to be surrounded by the endless possibilities.  The most memorable trip in Europe, was to Florence, and becoming immersed in the art history, and "David" also caught her eye.

Patricia continues to be excited about "what" or "who" will become her next subject, and in the discovery of old/new techniques and materials, and continuing art knowledge by attending workshops in various mediums. She recently attended Mary Carole's (artist from Calif.) workshop on painting portraits. Pat says, "you never will know everything, even if you pick up on just one new thing, it could help you with your own technique."

 

 
Early Morning
 
Iris