Artist Carolyn Patterson

An example of fine art by Carolyn Patterson

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The Artist Says:

"As a Contemporary Realist painter, I am committed to the depiction of nature with both scrutiny and poetry. All the elements needed to describe form - a highlight here, a cast shadow there- are a source of delight. The painting process itself is a source of joy."


Carolyn Patterson has a BFA degree in Painting from the University of Hartford Art School, Hartford, CT, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She also studied art at Stephens College in Columbia, MO and the SMU Academy of Visual Communications in Dallas, TX.
She has participated in and taught workshops in Canada and Italy. Her work has been included in many group shows including the  International Guild of Realism Show, Manitou Galleries, Santa Fe, NM, the Miniature Show at the Albuquerque Museum, Three Women Revitalizing the Renaissance, at the Warwick Museum in RI, Egg Tempera, An Enduring Tradition, which travelled to the Wisteriahurst Museum in MA, Mary Washington Galleries in VA, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, FL, and Anna Maria College in MA. Art Mart Again, at the London Regional Art Museum in Ontario, Canada, and Variations: Salute to Women in the Arts, at the Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center in NYC., to name a few.
Her work has won several awards including the Award of Excellence, Variations: Salute to Women in the Arts, Lincoln Center, NYC.
A review of her work was published in Art New England:
Three Women Revitalizing the Renaissance: The Warwick Museum
Like Giovanni Bellini, Patterson integrates oil glazing into her paintings, achieving vibrant shimmering colors and emphasizing the minute detail of everyday objects.
                                                                                                by Doug Norris, Spotlight Review
Most recently, she had a two person show at the Laura Moore Fine Art Gallery, McKinney, TX, entitled: The Still Life, His and Hers. Her work is included in many private collections throughout the US and Canada.
Carolyn is a juried member of the International Guild of Realism
Here is Artist Carolyn Patterson (left) and Laura Moore at the opening reception for Still Life His and Hers, at the Laura Moore Fine Art Studio in McKinney, TX

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