Patti Mollica

Website: www.pattimollica.com

Area of Operation: Upstate New York Region

Patti Mollica has been a fine artist and professional illustrator for over 30 years. Her artwork is known for its fearless use of color and uninhibited brushwork. She delights in painting the world around her in a bold, decisive style, with hues that are intense, brilliant and contemporary. "Great painting is not about the "subject matter" but rather the way an artist communicates beauty, sensitivity and integrity in whatever is depicted. Flowers, gardens and sunsets are no more worthy as painting subjects than subjects than a subway station full of weary commuters, or a close-up of some old rundown fire escapes. My goal as a painter is to point out the hidden artistic essence in all subjects and scenes, and objects, most especially the ones that are not commonly thought of in an artistic light. Patti has been commissioned by, and is included in the private collections of American Express, Sheraton Hotels, CBS & RCA Records, Penguin Press and many others. Additionally, she is a Certified Teacher for Golden Paints and conducts workshops throughout the U.S., covering topics such as "Innovative Acrylic Techniques using Golden Paints", as well as "How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold". Patti's original artwork is represented in several galleries throughout the US. Published prints and posters can be found in retail chains worldwide. Patti is the author of 3 books, "Modern Acrylics ", "Color Theory", and "Acrylics - Getting Started". She has also authored 3 instructional painting DVD's, "Acrylic Value Techniques, Brushwork Techniques, and Color Techniques", published by FW Media and available for purchase through the North Light Shop.. As an active member of the daily painter's movement, Patti posts her latest paintings and commentaries at her blog, http://newyorkpainter.blogspot.com She can be contacted at patti@pattimollica.com. To see more work visit: http://www.mollicastudio.com

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