Artist Statement: To paint with passion the colors and light that reflects an inner joy enabling me to creatively express the simple pleasure of life. ~ Pat Dunn
|Faces in a French Garden|
Pat Dunn finds the smell of paint, the expressive colors of her palette and the sound of a moving brush across the canvas as a way to discover the simple pleasures of a visible adventure in her everyday life. She has learn to appreciate the beauty of God’s creation in sun-bursting skies, silent shadows, gentle sea breezes, overcast mornings, dancing waters and vibrant colors of a simple garden. She enjoys capturing pensive moments of people discovering the beauty of our world whether in a gallery or on the sea shore. These are the sensations that drive Pat to the canvas. Nature is her studio and beckons her to seek the ever changing light and colors that always excites the working artist. She finds that is more fascinating to observe the expression of beauty in the simple things of life. Pat enjoys seeking the sensitive quality of what she feels rather than what she sees. Painting to her is more than recording the visual moment but more what she feels in her heart and soul.
Pat Dunn loves painting on location in the early mornings when the light is ever changing and the world is beginning to come into focus. She likes to take a chance on her emotions and finds real joy in expressing her fulfillment of being a visual communicator through her creative responses.
Her life has not always been linked to art. She moved from Louisiana to Florida after a career in the medical field. She has since been transplanted to Tennessee and knows her love for the expression of light and color will always be a vital part of her artistic expression, no matter where she sets up her easel.
She has exhibited in Sarasota, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island, Useppa Island, Giverny France and Fort Myers. She has traveled to France to study with Gale Bennett at ArtStudy Giverny and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Southwest Florida. Painting is her passion pursued with a great desire to glorify her Creator!
|Artist at the Beach|
Join Arts for ACT Gallery, located at 2265 First Street in downtown Fort Myers on Friday, February 1, 2013 from 6 to 10 pm for the opening reception and art walk for February 2013. Meet the artist. Also enjoy 2 other exhibiting gallery rooms! "Artists with Heart!" a group exhibit raising money for ACT and ACT Gallery and the Art of Kids with Cancer. These exhibits continue until Tuesday, February 26, 2013.
Arts for ACT Gallery provides a quality, contemporary exhibition gallery featuring original art, limited edition prints, giclees, hand-crafted fine crafts, tee shirts, silver and glass bead jewelry, gourd art, raku, clay, and art cards. It is a “must see” destination for all art lovers and collectors, providing a unique opportunity for everyone to learn and enjoy art. Highlighting the art of the current featured artist, the front gallery, reminiscent of galleries in SoHo, has 12 to 16 foot high ceilings, distressed brick walls, and warm wooden floors. It is a great opportunity to meet the featured artists, enjoy some local food and have a glass of wine, and engage in lively artful repartee. The gallery has a boutique with new, vintage and gently used clothing, designer purses, jewelry and more!