Artist’s Statement and Bio
When hiking a forest trail, paddling a kayak along a riverbank, or climbing a ridge to a viewpoint, I gravitate towards a certain quality of character in the landscape. My eye notices an angular perspective, a peculiar set of shapes, a contrast in color temperature or an enticing texture. I bring all my senses to the task of discovery. Next, I tackle the challenge of translating that experience to others through paint.
In my paintings, I offer my viewers a sense of visual adventure,
a comradery of exploration, an indulgence in natural curiosity,
whether through a landscape, a water current, or a bloom. Often, viewers and collectors point out a narrative quality to my paintings.
At age 15, Pat Cross began her classical art training under nationally renowned Hank Keeling at Charleston University. Over the years, she continued with masters Lance Hunter, Bob Rhom, Richard McKinley and Kim English in the Mountain States and Pacific Northwest. Her paintings jury into some of our nation’s most competitive fine art shows, including Realism New York, Salon International, and the Bosque Conservatory.
The artwork of Pat Cross now hangs in both public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, as well as parts of the United Kingdom and Asia.
More information and examples of her art work may be seen at her web site: http://patcrossart.com/