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Patricia Flaherty

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

My interest in painting has a double focus. The first focus is concerned with formal aspects of pastel and composition. The second focus is motivated by emotional and intellectual curiosity. These two interests are a fusion and simultaneous satisfaction of both of these ideas. Formal aspects that I enjoy include the interaction of colors, contrast of light and dark relationships, subtle changes in hues, and shapes in my composition. Working with pastel is a gratifying way to work, as well as a challenging one. I have found that creating compositions of living matter, with an emphasis on color, satisfies my emotional and intellectual interests. Color, light and dark relationships and composition are important elements in establishing a mood. I hope to enhance the viewer's awareness and arouse curiosity of what lies beyond the borders. The spaces and shapes I paint evoke intriguing and emotional feelings.

Patricia's ArtPrize Entries

These are Patricia's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Blue Shadows

    Blue Shadows

    2017 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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  • Photo of Remembering

    Remembering

    2016 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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  • Photo of Age of Uncertainty

    Age of Uncertainty

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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  • Photo of Solitude

    Solitude

    2013 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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  • Photo of Sand Castles of Dreams

    Sand Castles of Dreams

    2012 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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  • Photo of Waves of Love

    Waves of Love

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Patricia Flaherty
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Patricia's Past Work

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