December 8th thru February 6, 2024
Watercolor Artist: Patricia J. Anderson
I began my quest to master the art of watercolor painting in 2001 when I took a 5 day workshop with Karlyn Holman. I have been painting ever since and have taken many more workshops from Karlyn, taken several drawing classes and studied with other artists including Diana Randolph, Bonnie Broitzman, Marilyn Higgs, Doug Thomas, Barbara Nietches, and Jan Wise. My goal is to master the medium of watercolor, but I have also incorporated ink, acrylic and papers into some of my work.
I prefer to paint subjects that I have experienced in some way such as in my gardening, the nature around me or in my travels. I am not interested in painting in exact detail or copying a photograph. Rather, I want to create an impression that connects to the viewer visually and emotionally. When I am painting, I try to get into a groove where the painting tells me what it needs rather than me forcing something onto the paper. When this happens, the painting becomes a joyous, creative process.
I am a native of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. I am a member of the Cable Hayward Area Regional Arts Council and the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council. I have two grown sons and live in Drummond with my husband Ron and our dog, Solo.
If you have any questions or would like to see more of my work I can be reached at PJA Studio, 715-798-4517.