PAULA M. FITZPATRICK

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Paula M. Fitzpatrick

 

Art represents so many things to me~

…the flight of a beautiful bird,the smell of spring, the sound of a lion in the distance, the size of a wild elephant standing next to me, the sparkle of a hummingbird in the sunlight, the touch of a young puppy’s nose, the sunrise over the water. All of these things inspire me to create paintings. I will sketch an idea and then begin to research the primary subject. I do my own photography for gathering the small details needed to give my artwork that special touch. I feel that I can only portray what I have seen, smelled, or touched in order to be true to the subject. This has led to traveling to wonderful places to view and interact with magnificent animals and people. The majority of my artwork is nature oriented: animals, birds, flowers, reptiles, landscapes, seascapes, African animals. I work in oils, watercolors, colored pencils, graphite, and oil pastels.
Art is so personal to me during the creative process, and it thrills me when others like and undersand my paintings.

 

A full time professional artist for 23 years, Paula Fitzpatrick exhibits her beautiful paintings at galleries in Pawleys Island, SC; Monetta, VA; Glad Springs, VA; and Fayetteville, NC at Cape Fear Studios. She participates in nearly 20 shows and exhibits every year, and also volunteers in the community by judging local competitions and demonstrating her art techniques for various groups. Her focus is strongly on nature. She has received many honors including:

  • “Best In Show” ~ Fayetteville Museum of Art (2003)
  • “Honorable Mention” ~ Museum of Western Virginia Sidewalk Art Show (2003)
  • “Purchase Award” ~ Airlie Arts, NC (2004)
  • “Best In Show” ~ Pendleton Spring Jubilee, SC (2004)
  • “Purchase Award” ~ Atalaya Arts Festival (2004)
  • “Best In Show””First In Watercolor” ~ Pendleton Spring Jubilee, SC (2005)
  • “Honorable Mention” ~ Virginia Highlands Festival (2006)
  • “Honorable Mention” ~ Fayetteville Art Guild (2006)

For more information on Paula’s work, visit her website at: www.paulafitzpatrick.com

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