Gallery

You are invited to an artist reception for Patti McNutt.

Please join us on Friday, June 3rd from 5:30pm - 7:30pm.


May/ June 2022

Patti McNutt

“PAINTING HAPPINESS”
"I don't paint because I'm happy. I'm happy because I paint." This quote by coastal artist Katia Kyte really spoke to me when getting my recent floral and still life paintings ready for the May/June OAS Gallery show. Being in the studio or painting en plein air (painting outside from life) has been one of my brightest moments during the last few years. I've taken the opportunity of experimenting with both natural and still-life setup lighting ideas to explore elements of composition, lost and found edges, brushwork and found myself thriving in the process. There is such freedom in allowing the learned techniques to be at the back of my mind and letting creativity be the dominant characteristic of this almost-daily practice. Looking at this work, I see memories of the experience of these experiments blended in with positive energy.

-Patti McNutt