©  Patti Christie 2018

Artist's Statement

The paintings are simply meant to evoke a moment of repose. Like many artists, my work is an interpretation of what I see and know. Mostly about shape and color, it is without social commentary or hidden meaning, meant to put the viewer and painter at ease.

 

The enjoyment begins with the carpentry of building the boards, applying the ground, and visualizing what the next series may be. Drawing from recent experiences the painting begins. Color and composition are important, but allowing the painting to develop without external visual input its key, working as a child might, allowing the painting to tell me what to do.

 

The work has evolved from landscape and still life, to today's latest pieces that are a more abstract form. This impressionistic style retains my core belief in visual beauty.