Calendar Month: January 2018
Underwriter: The Retina Institute of Florida
About the Artist: Pam Patterson
Pamela Patterson is a native Floridian painting in oil and watercolor. Music was Pamela’s first artistic outlet. After graduating from Florida State University, she began a career as a music educator in Virginia. Later she and her husband moved to Palm City to raise a family.
Her interest in integrating the arts led Pamela to a drawing class and serendipitous meeting with Caesar Cirigliano, who studied under George Groz and John Sloane of the Ashcan School. Through Mr. Cirigliano’s mentoring, Pamela discovered the magic of light and limited palette in her portraits and landscapes.
Seascapes are a natural subject for her and child- hood memories of the Florida Panhandle are woven into her paintings. The beauty of Martin County is the basis of much of her work.
Pamela’s watercolors and oils have been recognized in many juried shows and can be found in both private and corporate collections.
Pamela has a recent and growing interest in sculpture. The garden setting of her home has been the backdrop for larger pieces and children of friends have inspired her smaller sculptures.
She maintains a studio in Palm City where she gives lessons to both adults and children and hosts Treasure Coast Art Parties.
Calendar Month: January 2018
Underwriter: Mark Brechbill, CPA
About the Artist: Kelly Arnold
Kelly Arnold is a full time multi-talented artist and art instructor. You can find many of her finely detailed paintings on her websites KellyArnold.com and WaltonArnold.com. Many pieces hang throughout the community and in private residences. Kelly’s enjoyment of painting skin tones with a sense of life, combined with an attraction to the medium of oil has resulted in this extensive 200 plus private collection of commissioned work over the past 30 years. A taste for vivid color and a strong sense of composition make her work delightful to view.
Kelly’s opinion of her work can be understood from her personal statement: “Painting has given me a unique sense of myself. I want to share the beauty of all the locations I visit through my work. With the artist’s tools of composition, line, shading, color and texture, I can lead the viewer to a particular place of my choosing, creating a lot of interest along the way. My representational approach is meant to describe the image well and at the same time emphasize the elements I prefer to focus on. My hope is that my viewer will enjoy the image I create, not just for a moment, but also each time they travel through the piece.”
An ardent attraction to the outdoors has influenced many of Kelly’s paintings, including tropical paintings and those of Europe. During past years, she led a handful of artists in Salzburg, Austria and had taken a group to Italy. The passion that Kelly has for creating and assisting others in their creative process is ever expanding. Those who seek to acquire quality commissioned paintings find Kelly’s work of growing value. Others who wish to develop their own artistic skills gravitate to the many art experiences that Kelly offers as an instructor. She is known for her phenomenal drawing skills, painting skills, three dimensional work and graphic design classes. For 24 years, students from four years old to 97 years old have benefited from her instruction. Some have gone on to college, occasionally with scholarships, and others have become professional artists.