The Art of Patricia Newton

About me

As a child gazing into the dreamy landscapes painted by a favorite aunt, I decided early on that I wanted to explore painting with oils.  Although raising a family and a career slowed this goal down a bit, I continued to pursue lifelong dreams and began to paint.
A career brought me to what became my second love…The Central Coast of California. I planted roots, worked hard and pursued art when time permitted.
The ocean is a favorite subject of mine with its calming, yet powerful movement. Like the rise and fall of a crescendo, the sea bestows a feeling of increasing intensity with a dramatic force that feels exhilarating, captivating, yet terrifyingly beautiful.
I’ve been a resident of the Central Coast for over 35 years and paint whenever there is a spare moment.  Although plein air trained, I enjoy working in my studio. My style is representational, utilizing a glazing technique to create a translucent effect that provides depth and emanates light from my paintings.
I currently serve on the Morro Bay Art Association, Board of Directors, as President. I’m a member of Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America.

My work

Some examples of my work

“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
~ Edward Hopper

Contact me

Commissions are welcomed. Projects may include portraits or something special for your home or office.  Information and orders may be arranged through the contact page here.