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“I use art as a tool to explore my feelings and emotions. It is difficult to express myself with words but with painting and drawing I can “say” what I feel using colors and images.
I like using everyday objects and scenes that everyone can relate to or has experienced themselves. Many of my paintings use objects depicting human characteristics, this creates a distance, if you will, between myself and my feeling.
As well as using my environment I also use photographs for ideas. I work fairly quickly once beginning a piece . I use acrylic paints because of their fast drying time. When the piece is completed I can begin to see the emotions I could not put into words.”
Pat Peter’s first solo exhibition is on view this summer in the Front Gallery at Gateway Arts. The work shown evokes emotional responses to her saturated use of color.