Title: My Whimsical Heart 2

Open: May 31 – August 12, 2023

Artist Reception: June 15, 2023 from 5-8pm

Artist Bio:
Patricia Schafer resides in Spencerport, New York with her husband, Bill, a few
miles from the Erie Canal. She discovered her love of art from an early age, inspired by
her big sister spending hours making paper dolls with watercolors. This began a love
affair with watercolors.
When her two daughters were babies, she started drawing and painting again.
Little children appeared on the paper. She returned to the workforce and put away her
paints until her I retirement in 2000 from a job in the corporate world.
Her art journey resumed, taking out the paints and attending classes at the
Memorial Art Gallery, focusing on watercolors once again, however, one of her
instructors suggested acrylics, and that began another love story.
Throughout the years, she has expanded her body of work using many mediums,
acrylics, watercolors, collage, and mixed media. Mixed media experiments have given
her the ease of using patterns in her work that always leaves her excited with the end
result. She has also dipped her brush and experimented with abstract work although
her main love is illustration. She finds that creating imaginative people and places
brings a spirit of whimsy to her work and gives her absolute joy and amazement at the
finished product.
The past 25 years have been filled with the love of 6 grandchildren, family,
friends, travel and many, many painting experiences in her home studio.
Patricia is a registered artist at Fine Art America and you can order prints, and
other interesting home items from the pieces registered there.

Artist Statement:

“Everything you can imagine is real” Pablo Picasso

My art is intuitive. When I sketch, I allow the lines to guide me. And when
I paint, I sometimes let the medium create my work. I am an artist who
never really knows what is going to fall out of my pencil or brush. These
lines or paint blobs could result in a character, a place, or an object. They
have a common reference, my imagination. Color and pattern always
guide me. It is the unexpected outcome that appears in my work that
drives me to continue to create. I experience so much joy and excitement
when I create and hope that you, the viewer, enjoy it too.