a variety of subject matter from landscapes to portraits

Featured Artist Patricia Duren

Yes?, oil on panel, 12” x 9”, by Patricia Duren
For Patricia Duren, the process of making marks on paper and / or canvas has always been a favorite activity. Bringing fresh color and capturing the light with intentional marks is the goal.
Recognition for that process began at an early age and continued through high school under the direction of an excellent art teacher. Patricia went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While employed as a graphic designer for the School of Medicine and Public Health at the UW Madison, Patricia continued to enroll in classes and workshops in the field of graphic design, drawing, and painting. Now retired, her main focus is painting in oil and in soft pastel.
Inspired by many artists, particularly the American Impressionists Frank B. Benson, John Singer Sargent, and Mary Cassatt, Patricia finds herself painting a variety of subject matter from landscapes to portraits. Most recently, her subject matter seems to be a rural narrative that includes old farmhouses,
freshly mowed fields, meandering streams, and grazing cattle. She paints directly on location or takes photos of the subjects and paints in her studio.
Over the last two years, Patricia has exhibited her work in various group shows in Wisconsin. Most recently she had a solo show that included a range of subject matter in both oil and pastel done in studio and on location. She has received awards for her paintings. Patricia resides in Madison, Wisconsin and is currently a member of both Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Madison Art Guild.
More works online at: www.wisconsinvisualartists.com and www.madisonartguild.com

Yes?, oil on panel, 12” x 9”, by Patricia Duren Old House on the Hill, pastel, 11” x 14”, by Patricia Duren Follow the Leader , oil on canvas, 6” x 6”, by Patricia Duren Grazing Cattle, pastel, 8.25” x 8.5”, by Patricia Duren Evening Glow, pastel, 11” x 14”, by Patricia Duren
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