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Debbie Patrick: Music in the Air

Presented by Art Works Downtown and 2nd Friday Art Walk and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Art Works Downtown, San Rafael CA

Feb 08 2019
Mar 02 2019
Debbie Patrick: Music in the Air

Portraiture – paintings of musicians and other performers

Underground Gallery

2nd Friday Art Walk Reception:
* February 8 • 5:00–8:00 pm

Exhibit dates:  February 8–March 2

[Pictured: Jorge © Debbie Patrick, pastel (detail)]

Debbie Patrick Artist Statement:
As a “military brat” who traveled extensively, I have always been fascinated by people in other cultures – their unique faces and personalities. From early on, the main focus of my work has been portraiture.

At the age of 14, I studied briefly with Guy Bernardo, and after receiving my first portrait commission while in high school, I was hooked on becoming an artist. I married into a very musical family and, not having a single ounce of musical ability, became an avid listener and lover of all types of music. Unable to create music, I turned instead to painting to express my appreciation of both musicians and dancers, trying to capture them in the act of doing what they love. I enjoy working in the studio, doing figure studies while listening to anything from blues and rock to opera and classical. 

The paintings in “Music in the Air” depict a variety of performers – professionals onstage with dramatic lighting, casual outdoor street musicians, dancers waiting in the wings. Alternating between oils and pastels, I let the subject and the quality of light I wish to achieve dictate which medium I use. I always try to capture a subject’s unique personality or mood, especially as reflected in their eyes or a certain gesture.


Contact: (415) 451-8119

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Additional time info:

2nd Friday Art Walk Reception:  February 8 • 5:00–8:00 pm

Regular Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


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1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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