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Artist of the Month

June 2017

Patricia Robinson Stolarski

 

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“We’re all players in this thing called life, at different levels, with different complexities” – Patricia believes that as we explore the world, we are exploring ourselves and vice versa. When she began painting, she often worked with family portraits to tell the stories of her ancestors, and later gravitated to exploring ideas, emotions and concepts. She often incorporates birds as the actors – birds are beautiful in their simplicity and instinctive behaviors and they don’t get in the way of the message.

She works with mixed media – acrylic, pastels, papers, textures and found objects, sometimes embellishing with oils. Patricia relocated here from Camano Island, WA a few years ago. There, she exhibited in various venues regionally and in Seattle.

Patricia has work published in the book, The Women of Mary’s Place, a collection of biographies and portraits of homeless and previously homeless women in Seattle who have sought refuge and sanctuary at Mary’s Place. All proceeds from the book go toward helping these women reach a stable, safe place in the community.

Patricia was also commissioned to paint her interpretation of the ancestral home of Rose Laughlin for the cover of her CD, “House of Memories” (www.roselaughlin.com).

Recently, Patricia was honored with the First Place award in the Artist’s Magazine’s 2016 All Media Competition, Mixed Media category, for her painting, “Options”. Additional works by Patricia can be found at: www.pmrobinsonstudio.com.