Utilizing unlikely color, gestural line, and texture.

Featured Artist Patricia Keller

Grace II, 30”x 22”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller
Patricia Keller earned her B.S. in Art Education and M.F.A. in painting from the U.W. Madison. Since that time she has taught, exhibited her work regionally and nationally, and curated exhibits at the U.W. Madison’s Steinhauer Trust Gallery.
Her work is centered around wilderness landscape, including the often overlooked close-in view of a micro-environment, such as the interior of a flower or the visual space between natural objects.
With an understanding that each of us brings our unique life experiences to each artwork we view, Keller’s goal is to draw the viewer’s attention into the painting- -first by grabbing attention with the whole, then later beguiling with the parts. For that reason, much attention is paid
to the negative spaces between objects. She enjoys the challenge of utilizing unlikely color, gestural line, and texture to accomplish these goals.
For her water media pieces, she begins each piece with thoroughly soaked, heavy watercolor paper and large brushes loaded with paint. Paint flowing over the surface will suggest details which can later be developed. The composition is refined as the work dries. Later, the finer details are enhanced with combinations of water based media. This process allows for imagination to come into play--not unlike the way we find shapes in clouds passing by.
To learn more about the artist and see more of her artwork, visit www.patkeller.com

Grace II, 30”x 22”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller Yellow Ginger, 22”x 22”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller Otter Creek, 30”x 22”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller Valley of the Withywindle, 22”x 28”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller Lace, 22”x 30”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller
Sword Lilies, 22”x 30”, Mixed water media on paper, by Patricia Keller
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