PATRICIA A. WOODHULL

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

Art is a continuous stream of interpretations - of physical things around us - political, historical, social events, visions seen only by the artist.  And these interpretations embody the mood of the artist - humorous, tragic, sensual, sad. I choose humor, for I find an appreciative audience for the whimsey I use in overstating the characters I employ, or for the mix of human, animal, bird figures and symbolism which populate my works. I do enjoy the human figure and feel that my whimsey is a fresh interpretation of the child within all of us, who enjoys humor and the answerless mystery and fantasy of my works without regard for its truthfulness. In my paintings, I choose oil for my mediumfor the tactile quality it adds to the scenes, giving them a hint of reality to offset the cartoon-like image they impart to some viewers. In my collages, my choice of intriguing, yet familiar, colors and patterns seem to give the viewer an understanding of my work.

 

ARTIST"S BIOGRAPHY

BSHE: Purdue University, Clothing Design, Hashville, IN

Student of C. Curry Boehm, Brown County Artist, Nashville, IN 1948-1951

Student of Frederick W. Rigley, Brown County  Artist, Nashville, IN 1951-1961

Student of Kwok Wai Lau, Whittier, CA 1969-1998

CAL State University, Fullerton, Art Courses 1970-1982

Life Teaching Credential, CAL State University, Fullerton, 1982, K thur 12

Fullerton Community College, Art Courses 1983-1994

Regular contributor to Annual Art Schools - La Mirada and Hillcrest (Whittier)

One Woman Shows, Wm. Carlos Gallery, Fullerton 1991, 11\992, 1993

Second Prize, National Collage Show, Palmdale, CA 1991

Women Painters West member 1991-2007

 

EDUCATION:

BS in Clothing Design, Purdue University 1946

Life Teaching Credential in Art, Cal State University, Fullerton CA 1980

 

Member: Women Painters West, National League of American Pen Women

Sudied with: Kwok Wai Lau, Arthur Silva, Frederick W. Rigley, C. Curry Boehm

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Posted 1-10-2008