The Art of Patricia Newton
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 I enjoy painting en plein air, I typically do most painting 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.
“If you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.”
~ Edward Hopper
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.