Southwest Series II

Acylic and Mixed Media 14×14 on canvas
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Southwest Series I

Acylic and Mixed Media 14×14 on canvas
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Soft Jazz

Acylic and Mixed Media 37×51 on paper
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Prism

Acylic and Mixed Media 32×38 on paper
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Memory

Acylic and Mixed Media 38×32 on paper
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Long Ago and Far Away

Acylic and Mixed Media 36×30 on canvas
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Andra Patterson started painting on ceramic surfaces, exploring ways to layer color and generate subtle changes in texture. She migrated to painting on paper, canvas, and board, which allowed her to increase the complexity of her images, broaden her color palette, and add the element of collage. Her layered, abstract paintings with strong brushwork have a rich palette, and reflect a sense of movement. They are painted in acrylics with mixed media and collage elements.

Patterson received a Master of Arts and a Master of Education before turning full-time to art and earning a Master of Fine Arts degree. She taught in art schools in the Washington area, and her work is collected both here and abroad.

Recently, an image of Patterson’s piece, “Legato1” was selected to become part of a desk diary. The diary titled “Homage to American Women Artists” with an edition of 30,000 gives each of the 52 curated artists one week. The desk diary will be “used as an official gift by U.S. Ambassadors and other American Embassy diplomats to be presented to members of the international diplomatic community and host country nationals.”