Pat O'Hara is a painter who was born in Burns Lake British Columbia, Canada. Her mediums are oils, acrylics, ink, collage, stitched canvas and mixed mediums. Her subjects are abstract compositions, often including found objects, of pattern, colour and texture. Her styles are lyrical abstraction and abstract expressionism.
She studied at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver), the Emily Carr College of Art and Design (Vancouver), the Instituto Allende (San Miguel, Mexico) and the Banff School of Fine Arts (Alberta). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She has also traveled in Spain, Fiji, Australia and France.
She has had numerous exhibitions in major Canadian galleries. And her work is in many private and corporate collections.
She is listed in A Dictionary of Canadian Artists (1974), by Colin S.MacDonald, published by Canadian Paperbacks Ltd. (8 volumes); in The Collector's Dictionary of Canadian Artists at Auction (2001), by Anthony R. Westbridge and Diana L. Bodnar, published by Westbridge Publications Ltd. (4 volumes); and illustrated and discussed in Great Work – An Overview of Contemporary British Columbia Artists (1996), by Melanie Gold, Published by Melanie Gold Art Advisory Ltd.(108 pgs, color).
Prepared and contributed by M.D. Silverbrooke