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Patricia Prendergast The Serenity of the Northern California Landscape Artist Reception June 3rd.
June 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Serenity of the Northern California Landscape
Gallery 1855 is thrilled to announce the solo exhibition of artist Patricia Prendergast. Her beautiful, detailed pastel works can be viewed throughout the month of June. A special artist reception will be held June 3, 2018 from 1-4:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Since retiring from a career as a computer programmer, Patricia has been able to indulge her love of nature and art. She chose pastels for the immediacy of the color on her finger tips. Although most of her work is done in the studio she enjoys painting out in nature to hone her ability to see the light and the colors. In fact, she feels the greatest benefit she derives from painting is how it changes how she sees the world when she isn’t painting. Everything is more vivid – the beauty of light and shadow in the trees, the subtlety of the color of clouds, the sparkle and reflections in water.
Patricia often begins her paintings with a watercolor underpainting and applies pastel over that, leaving some of the watercolor to show through. She lets the painting process determine how the scene will unfold. Her paintings are more an evocation of an emotional response to the transcendence found through nature than a rendering of a specific place.
Patricia is a signature member of the Sierra Pastel Society and is currently represented by the Pacific Bay Gallery in Bodega Bay and CK Art in Midtown Sacramento.
You are invited to view more of her art and contact her through her website: pprendergast.faso.com