“My work comes from life experiences and memories. I don’t explain it because I don’t want to block the viewer’s own interpretation of the work. I think of painting as a language, one that enables me to communicate on a personal level. The “meaning” of the work grows with each layer of interpretation.”~ Patton Hunter
Patton teaches and exhibits in the Tampa Bay area and is known for her bold, imaginative style and diversity.
Her work was published in the Circle Quarterly Art Review’s spring issue for 2018.
North Light Books featured her work in Incite 2: Color Passions (2015) and Watercolor Artist Magazine awarded her work in the 2013 international Watermedia Showcase and work won the Silver award in ShowArt Magazine that same year.
The Artist’sMagazine named her one of the top ten artists (over 60 years of age) in the country in its 2011 March issue and Watercolor Artist Magazine cited her in their 2011 December issue as one of 10 American artists to watch in coming years.
Her work has also been featured in On View Magazine and Art and Beyond Magazine in 2012.
She has studied in art workshops in Ireland, Italy, Greece, France, Mexico, and the Czech Republic, and studied with the late, renowned artist Marjorie Dean Andruk at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg. She currently studies with acclaimed artist Neverne Covington.
Through study and experimentation, her own style has emerged and continues to move in new directions.
Patton is on the art faculty of the University of South Florida’s Lifelong Learning program, teaches art workshops at the Morean Arts Center and other centers in St. Petersburg, and gives private instruction in her studio in St. Pete.
She lives and works n her studio/gallery loft in downtown St. Pete, and works in her ArtsXchange studio in the Warehouse Arts District.
- The Morean Arts Center. St. Petersburg, FL, Instructor
- Signature Member of The International Society, and of Acrylic Painters and Acrylic Painters of the USA.
- Art Faculty, University of South Florida Life Long Learning program
- Florida Watercolor Society (Signature Member)
- Warehouse Arts District Association, St. Petersburg