Artist Patricia Westman

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Artist Statement
I am blessed to be living in Northern California, one of the most beautiful areas of the country.  The land and sea are a constant inspiration in my work.  Each day I try to improve my artistic technique and my vision of the world around me through experiments in color, form and texture.  And since there’s no competing with Mother Nature, my goal is to create a painting, not a picture.  I hope my work can evoke a feeling of energy, or stir an emotion or recall a memory in my viewers.  That’s a lot to ask of a little bit of dust on the paper.
I started painting in pastels in 2016 after a 40 year hiatus from the art scene. From making my own pastel ground papers, to re-grinding and mixing spent pastel dust, bits, and pieces, the pastel painting process is as much fun as the product.
Exhibits & Awards
2020, March, Pastel Society of the West Coast Members Only Juried Online Show and Competition
2020, March,  17th Annual National Arts Program Exhibition and Competition, Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Ave., Santa Rosa, California, 95403 
2019, September, Pastel Society of North Carolina "Pure Color" International Juried On-Line Exhibition
2019, August, Sonoma County Fair, 1st place and Best of Division award; 1st place award; 2nd place award; 2nd place award
2019, July-August  Eye Care Institute, Santa Rosa, CA, "Pastel Paintings by Land and by Sea" one-woman show
2019, June-July, Healdsburg Center For the Arts, Healdsburg, CA, "Art of Wine with a Vintage Pallet" Juried Exhibion
2019, May-June Pastel Society of the West Coast International Juried Exhibition, Haggin Museum,Victory Park, 1201 N. Pershing Ave.Stockton, California 95203
2019, February-March Pastel Society of the West Coast Members only Juried On-Line Exhibition
2019 October, Apero Catalogue juried entry "Color" (http://www.showapero.com/2018.html)
2018 Sonoma County Fair art show, Santa Rosa, CA. Best In Show/Division; 1st; 2nd; [...]

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