Artist Patricia Gordon

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The Artist Says:

"Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul."  -W. Somerset Maugham
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."  -Aristotle

Other Artists Say:

"I feel as if I am looking at remembered dreams."


Top:  Opening night for “Finding Solace,” 2020 solo exhibition at
Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Bottom:  Posing with my paintings at my solo exhibition, "The Other Side,"  July 6, 2018
Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
“That luminous part of you that exists beyond personality – your soul, if you will –
 is as bright and shiny as any that has ever been…
Clear away everything that keeps you separate from this secret luminous place.
 Believe it exists, come to know it better, nurture it, share its fruits tirelessly.”
-George Saunders
This quote defines my sense of being in the world and is consciously embodied in my state of mind as I explore my creative process in paint.  For me, the act of painting is an entry into a trance-like space, becoming an escape from reality into a soft, intuitive world full of possibility and wisdom.  My muse is the countryside and quiet places around me which draw me in and beg for expression.
Inspired by the visions of tonalist painters, both contemporary and historical, I follow an intuitive process, working with layers of oil paint and glazing, to move beyond the exact physical manifestation of reality to portray the essential elements emanating from the rural landscape.  My work is an expression of my emotions, sensed and reflected from my surrounding environment.  There is an underlying sense of awe, wonder and curiosity guiding me through this process and leading me into places I have seen, felt, and remember.  My paintings are a juxtaposition of a world which exists and is visible with one created from imagination, process, and yearning for the intangible.

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