Bent Sage
22x30 acrylic on paper
     Fall Breeze
    22x30 acrylic on paper
          Looking Into
         22x30 mixed media on paper

 
Artist Statement
   
 
I have always abstracted from the nature surrounding me up close. Series include Rockcuts in Colorado and Arizona, Rock-in-Water during the graduate program, and Reflections after.

Exploration in New Mexico began with works combining various elements found here--hills, mesas, and plants, etc. in mixed media on papers. New Mexico Earth focused on color, pattern, and texture of the hills, mesas, spires--including volcanic stone, lava, clay hills, desert varnish, pumice, sandstone, minerals, granite, etc. These pieces are on square panels in acrylic with mixed media.  Last year I painted a series on paper of Primitive Plinths radiating their history. This year I have begun a series of plants at their ending season when dry and losing leaves, now progressing into spring.

I want my work to be spontaneous, a little off center, unbalanced, lively, attenuated, thoughtful and to have a backstory.
 
Artist Bio

MA Studio Art, California State University, Sacramento 1991
BFA University of Colorado, Boulder 1968
Chouinard Art Institute 1962-63

Awards & Collections:
     Increase Robinson Award at Sacramento State
     Sacramento Arts Commission Awards 2 in 1% for Art Program; solo show at SMAC Gallery
     Six Arizona Women Artists, Arizona Arts Commission Traveling Art Program
     Colorado Women in the Arts at the Arvada Arts Center (reviewed by Lucy Lippard)
     Arco and Penzoil National Collections
     Biba’s 4 star restaurant in Sacramento
     Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Sacramento

Taught extension classes at Sacramento State and University of California Davis, and Davis Art Center, before moving to New Mexico in 2005. Included in New Mexico shows at Harwood Museum Taos, Center for Contemporary Art Santa Fe, SCA Contemporary Art Albuquerque, Harwood Museum Albuquerque, Albuquerque Art Museum.

 

Contact the artist at pat1conway@comcast.net or see her work at patconwayart.com