Calendar Month: January 2021
About the Artist: Mary Lou Knox
(August 20, 1939 - August 4, 2019)
A tribute to Mary Lou...
Mary Lou Knox grew up in Houlton, Maine and spent time between Morristown, New Jersey and Palm City, Florida. She was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in both states. Mary Lou created a private practice as a therapist after counseling patients and their families at Cancer Care, a national organization based in New York City. Additionally, she facilitated breast cancer support groups as well as co-facilitating caregiver support groups.
From social worker to artist… Mary Lou began taking art classes in both New Jersey and Florida. In 2014, Mary Lou studied under Julian Merrow- Smith in Provence, France. She showed her paintings in various venues including Visual Arts of New Jersey, Hobe Sound Fine Arts and the Cummings Library through the Palm City Art Association. She preferred oils as her medium and on occasion used pastels. Mary Lou was the former president and member of the Board of Artisans Unlimited in Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club.
While her love of painting was her passion, Mary Lou continued her career as a social worker. She was involved with a professional group of therapists in Stuart, Florida, where outside speakers provided ongoing education in the field. Mary Lou’s experience as a social worker enabled her to express the genuine beauty of what nature has to offer in her art.
Mary Lou loved to laugh, enjoyed spending time with her many friends, and cherished her family. Her travels and time spent in nature inspired many of the beautiful paintings she left behind.
Mary Lou touched many lives in a very special way. She will be missed by us all!
Calendar Month: January 2021
Underwriter: Mark Brechbill, CPA
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 a 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 childhood 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.