Patricia Beatty

I am a collector. The visual artifacts I gather are manifested in my art using the ancient language of form and color. My mixed media paintings are influenced by numerous and often unrelated forces and my inspiration is drawn from intuitive feelings and quiet perceptions of my surroundings.

I mentally catalog and reflect on images and Artifacts from folk art, expressionism, nature, dreams, architectural details and vintage iconography. Compositions are an exploration of rich and harmonious color, complex poetic patterns, and intricate textures.

My life, like my art, is a journey. A rural upbringing nurtured an innate sense for the interplay of form and color in nature. The daughter of a veterinarian, an appreciation for the healing arts led me to a degree in nursing. In 1980 I relocated to the southwestern United States and developed a successful career in psychiatric nursing. However, a profound belief in my creative vision urged me to take a leap of faith and in 1984 my professional art career began. More than two decades of honing my creative skills and sharpening my perceptions has brought both artistic success and personal satisfaction.