My heart rests

And does strive

To be the best

This world can’t hide

~ Patrice

Celebrate the beauty 

That is you

Celebrate it

Through and through

~ Patrice

  For many years after graduating from the Ontario College of Art my career was in Advertising. I was employed by publishers, printers, and ad agencies as well as being an in-house artist at a select set of businesses. I enjoyed working as a designer and illustrator, but as my career advanced, drawing slowly faded from the forefront, my focus being a steady paycheque. Some employers really had no idea that I could paint or for that matter, even draw!

  On vacation one summer, I decided to see if freelancing could be an option. Maybe get to do the kind of art I loved. I acquired a few projects, quit my full-time position and another phase of my life had begun.

Slowly the work went from assembly and design to illustration, to commissioned pet portraits. Once again I was drawing and painting animals as I had done as a child. The kind of work that’s not really work but an extension of myself and a most rewarding experience. Ever changing, evolving into something of great love and fulfillment.

Come, Join me on my ‘Journey of Creating’

Patrice

happenings and happened

Winter Gift Show - 2017-18

Annual Winter Gift Show and Sale


Nov. 4 – Dec. 31/17

At the
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
in Collingwood

October 4th to November 1st – 6 Word Photo Essay Exhibition, BMFA Arts Centre, Adult and Youth categories, reception and awards, Sunday, October 15th, 1 to 3 pm.

‘6 Word Photo Essay Exibition’


Oct. 4 – Nov. 5/17

At the
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
in Collingwood
Adult and Youth categories, reception and awards, Sunday, October 15th, 1 to 3 pm.

Purple Hills Arts & Heritage Society Logo

‘Artist on Location’


Sept.3o – Oct. 1/17

At the
Feathered and Fawn Store
in Creemore

Animal Love - Canadian Style!

‘Animal Love’
– Canadian Style! Show


Aug. 2nd to Sept. 3rd/17

At the
Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts Centre
in Collingwood

 

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