Patricia Newhouse


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Pat Milner-Newhouse

painting

I was born in Utah and developed an interest in art at a young age when my  mother let me take  summer art lessons.  I graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in fine arts.  After graduation I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I lived for 15 years.  While there I spent much of my spare time discovering the vibrant art scene of the late sixties and seventies. In many of my visits to the local galleries and museums I found inspiration in the work of Judy Chicago, Wayne Thiebaud, Richard Diebenkorn, Nathan Oliveira, Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler to name a few.

I like exploring different mediums from oil and acrylic, to pastels and colored pencil and mixed media.  My early work was abstract expressionist in style but now I realized I loved still life realism.  Living in Utah, I have a love of the beauty of the landscape and have recently been focusing my artist eye on landscape and also return to my abstract roots with various studies in collage and mixed media.