The paintings are simply meant to evoke a moment of repose. Like many artists, Patti’s work is an interpretation of what she sees and know. Mostly about shape and color, it is without social commentary or hidden meaning, meant to put the viewer and painter at ease.
The enjoyment begins with the carpentry of building the boards, applying the ground, and visualizing what the next series may be. Drawing from recent experiences the painting begins. Color and composition are important, but allowing the painting to develop without external visual input is key, working as a child might, allowing the painting to tell her what to do.
The work has evolved from landscape and still life, to today’s latest pieces that are a more abstract form. This impressionistic style retains Patti’s core belief in visual beauty.