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"Down the Road,"
oil on board, 9" x 12"
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|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Patricia Elliott Seitz was born in San Diego California, and spent most of her young adulthood living in Southern California. She came from an artistic background of art and music, and always knew that she wanted to be an artist. From age five until she was in her early teens, Seitz was mentored by her mother, an accomplished jewelry designer, and still life painter. |
In 1973 she began studying with other California local artists, and started seriously selling her paintings at thirteen. At sixteen, Patricia had suffered a serious illness, which resulted in the partial loss of her sight. It took her several years to recover, and to re-acess her skills as an artist. Seitz developed a different styled approach to her work, and noticed that she enjoyed a more simplistic design in her paintings. In 1993, she was awarded several scholarships in college, which enabled her to travel to Arizona, and across the country.
Her love for landscapes and seascapes has been heavily influenced by where she has lived through the years. Her painting approach is based on impressionism, and Tonalism. Painters that have inspired Patricia are Monet, Alexander Wyant, George Innless, Wyatt Eaton, Marjorie Reed, and Vernon Kerr. Her choices of mediums are oil and soft pastel. Her main subject matter is landscapes, and seascapes. On occasion, Patricia will paint still life and figurative work as well.
Her paintings are distinctive for their bold and simple brush strokes, luminescent light and unique color choices. Today she can be found in her studio, painting seasonal paintings of the Central New York area, and the California coast lines. She is an active member of Oil Painters of America, CNY Art Guild, and her work is represented by Local NY art Galleries.
Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California 91371,1980
Ventura College, Ventura California,93003,1987
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1997
2011 Studied under: Daniel Edmondson
2011 Studied under: Johannes H Vloothuis
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
2011 Bold Brush Competition,
2011 David A. Leffel Award for Excellence in Painting Contest
2011 The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition
2011 20TH Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, OPA
2010 Art Wars, Best Artist Award, First Place, "Autumn Day"
2010 Season2 - Artist Community Cover Competition, second in top five, honorably mentioned.
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2011, Westscott Gallery, Solo Exhibition,Syracuse, NY
2011, Westscott Gallery, Celebrating Women in Art,Syracuse, NY
2011, Featured Work, Realist Paintings About Water
2011, Featured Work,Between Violet & Crimson
2011, Featured Work,Contemporary Pastel Painters
2011, Featured Work,Marathon Features #4 New Year Edition
2010, Featured Work, Painter's Universe
2010, Featured Work, Painting the Country Life
2010, Featured Work, Seasonal Nature Scapes
2010, Gallery of CNY, Just Flowers, Cazenovia, NY
Listed on ArtPrice, 2011
Listed On Artist's Blue Book, 2011
Oil Painters of America, 2010, Associate Member
CNY Art Guild, 2010, Member
New York Plein Air Painters,2010, Member
FINGER LAKES ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS NETWORK™,2009
Magazine and Newspaper References:
201,About.comPainting Article, Peaceful Glow by Patricia Seitz, What's On Your Painting Easel?
2011 About.com Painting Article, Make Sure Your Palette is Clean!
2011 Syracuse Standard, Celebrating CNY Women in Art,100 year anniversary of Int. women's day.
Information provided by the artist
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