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Artist Patricia Young


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Biography


Patricia Young, born in Portland, Oregon, has a life-long interest in art. She has been drawing and painting since childhood and first painted with oil paints at age eight, influenced by her mother, who often painted with oils. Affirmed and encouraged by her family, friends, teachers, and peers while growing up she received positive feedback whenever she created art. It’s always been a passion that she cannot deny.
 
Patricia studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at the University of Oregon/Eugene, and Art Education at Western Oregon University/Monmouth, where she earned a bachelors degree in Art Education. She continued to study art and design, taking courses at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Chemeketa Community College-Salem,  and other artist workshops and seminars through the years.

Living in Salem, raising her four children, she found work in the field of graphic design and worked part time as a substitute teacher. She also became involved in the community, showing her artwork and teaching art classes through various community art programs. Patricia worked in the field of graphic design, as a freelance graphic designer since the early 90's and then a graphic artist for the State of Oregon for more than 17 years. She now enjoys painting in her home studio and en plein air. 
 
Patricia has been showing and selling her artwork for many years. Now that she has retired, she is able to totally focus on her painting and is showing her art on a regular basis in galleries around the Pacific Northwest.

She enjoys painting with oil paints, acrylics, and watercolors, respecting each medium for its unique qualities. When painting in watercolor, she is drawn to the subtle shadows and the play of light. She appreciates oils for their vibrant colors, and acrylics for their likeness to both oil and water-based medium. Her painting style is traditional and [...]

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