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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
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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.

ADMISSION INFO

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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Art Works Downtown

1337 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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