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Artist Pati Bruce


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Biography


Pati Bruce was born and raised in South Texas and has always had a passion for drawing and painting and a fascination with color. That passion led her to take drawing and painting classes as a child. By the time she got to college Pati studied Graphic Design and Illustration.  Her love of art transitioned into a career as a Free Lance Graphic Designer.
It wasn't until after her children were raised that Pati went on to pursue painting in oils and studying under different nationally acclaimed artists.Pati received a Masters Degree in Psychology and Art Therapy so as to reach out in her community. As a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist she uses art therapy working with children who have chronic illness and emotional disabilities. “As an artist and psychotherapist, painting has led me to understand that when I engage in the process of making art, I always discover new possibilities for growth and self awareness.”
Pati is a founding member of the Pasadena Art Colony.  Her work is displayed in private collections throughout the country.  She has exhibited her work in galleries, juried shows and exhibitions.
 
Education:
Oil painting workshops and courses taught by the following:
Jove Wang, Ken Auster, Camille Prezwodek, CW Mundy, Jennifer McChristian
 
Master of Arts in Psychology/Art Therapy, Phillips Graduate University, Encino, CA 
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, University of Denver, Denver CO
 
Associations:
Founding Member, Pasadena Art Colony
Associate Member, California Art Club
Associate Member, American Impressionist Society
Associate Member, Oil Painters of America
 
Professional Awards:
2017- Hendricks Gallery Invitational: Paint the Music, 3rd Place Award  May 2017
2016- Randy Higbee 6" Squared Juried Show, Award of Excellence 
2016- Fine Art Views Bold Brush monthly online painting competition. Jury’’s Favorite 15%, Dec 2016
2016- Fine Art Views Bold Brush monthly online painting competition. Jury’s Favorite, 15% Sept 2016
2016- Fine Art Views Bold Brush monthly online [...]

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