Sunday, November 2, 2008

ArtChix of the Month - Patricia (Patty) Potter

It is my pleasure to again choose an ArtChix of the Month from our group of illustrious artists. This month, it is to be Patricia (we call her Patty!) Potter. She graces our art shows with her sometimes whimsical, sometimes abstract, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes warm and fuzzy "old-school" but, always, good art pieces.

Patricia was born in Kansas, graduated from High School from Aberdeen, Mississippi. She received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Denver University and a Master’s Degree in Communication from Denver University in Denver, Colorado.

Patricia is a retired Secondary School and College educator from Colorado. After retirement, Patricia explored a deferred passion for art. She challenged this passion with taking beginning art classes and continued with great persistence with advanced workshops with Judy Patti (Littleton, Colorado), Frank Francese (Grand Junction, Colorado), Raleigh Kinney (Colorado) and Tom Lynch workshop (Santa Fe, New Mexico) as well as other continued art experiences.

From an all-community art show in Sun City, Arizona Patricia won two first place ribbons and one second place ribbon. At the Art Alliance Fine Art Festival in Wickenburg, Arizona Patricia won a first place ribbon in watercolor and first place in encaustic (hot wax and pigment). She is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance and a juried member of the Vanguard Artists, a member of the Sun City Grand Art Club and a member of the Wickenburg Art Cub.

Patricia describes her art pursuits as “somehow my paint brush connects with a creative force waiting in my mind, and together this hand/brain synergy gives me pure joy and, sometimes, good art”.

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