Artist Patricia Schu

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.patriciaschu.com

  • Year Born: 1951

  • Trained in the tradition of classical realism at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis, MN

  • Instructor at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art

  • Pat's paintings are primarily still lifes, but also include, portraits, figures, and some plein aire work

  • Price Range: $375.00 - $5,000.00


A Minnesota native, Pat was born in Minneapolis, where she now lives with her husband Carl, and cat Olivia. Her love of art emerged as a child, and has continued throughout her adult years. Although many of those years were spent working and raising her three children, she would occasionally set aside time for art classes at various local colleges. As time moved on, so did the kids, and Pat was able to retire after 26 years in the financial services industry. The possibility of full-time art became a reality.
After checking out several art schools, Pat enrolled in part-time classes at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art (formerly known as The Atelier Lack) in Minneapolis. Within a month, those part-time classes led to full-time studies there. Using the techniques of the ‘old masters’ in an environment of master artist/apprentice is the primary instructional method of this program. The fundamental principles of realistic drawing and painting in the classical style are emphasized throughout the 4 year program which Pat completed in May 2010.
Embracing a range of subjects, Pat’s paintings include figures, portraits, landscapes, and most prominently still lifes. She is at her best when painting compositions of everyday objects or scenes. Drawing inspiration from the many artists who came before her, Pat strives to share the beauty that she sees in the mundane “stuff of life” by creating her artwork in the quiet solitude of her home studio.
Pat’s paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and shows in the Minneapolis/St Paul area. In addition, her work is in several private collections, and she was a winner of the Award of Excellence in the 2010 Primavera Art Show in Plymouth.


The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art (2010 graduate)
Scott Lloyd Anderson workshop, Minneapolis 2009
Brian Stewart workshop, Grand Marais, MN 2009
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