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           Kauai based professional artist Patrice Pendarvis has been painting &  exhibiting for over  40  years. She is also a well known  instructor. Patrice has captured Hawaii’s charm, beauty and diverse subject matter through her art.   Most recognized for her renditions of Hawaiian pictorial compositions and historical structures, rich landscapes, verdant seascapes and enticing vignettes of life in Hawaii, her plein -air paintings of  European explorations are sought after as well.            As a child, Patrice enjoyed her days surrounded by the ocean in a wooded area of Southern California. A neighborhood artist recognized her interest in painting, exposed her to many mediums and stimulated her with backyard exhibits. She was encouraged and challenged by her high school art instructor, holding her first one-woman exhibit at age 15.
           Watercolor being her primary medium, she passionately explores its challenging characteristics through traditional as well as abstract approaches - the result is a masterpiece of light and spontaneity, ultimately inspired from nature.  Traditional transparent watercolor is one in which no opaque white pigment is used.  All light tones depend on the white paper, unlike opaque mediums such as pastel and aqua oils that can be manipulated.  A watercolorist needs to be a visual master of light and embrace the mediums challenges.  Patrice captures the essence of a chosen subject by generally painting on location, thus creating the visual excitement portrayed in her art.   In the studio, she composes Watercolors, Rice Paper Collages, Pastel or aqua Oil paintings by adding her artistic license to her plein -air paintings.  Recently she has expanded her artistic versatility by using kiln fired China Paint to create her watercolor like images on porcelain and tile.
             She credits the knowledge and experiences of painters she has had the pleasure to work under.  [...]

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