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Cathy Patterson

Cathy Patterson

Artist
Profile Location
Lincoln , NE
Biography

I completed my BFA in painting at UNL in 1980. What a wonderful time. I was fortunate to study extensively with Richard Trickey, Gail Butt, and James Eisentraeger, three outstanding painters on the faculty then. Each influenced me profoundly. Of the three, it was Trickey who taught me how to think about painting, while Butt and Eisentraeger excelled at teaching how to use paint. In 2002 after working in a separte field, I came back to art, eventually full time. 

 

Artist Statement

I paint, using watercolors, oil on canvas and pastels. I prefer abstraction or nonobjective art, loosely drawn from the built and the natural world. I love the accident and the surprise of working wet into wet. I love the materials and the endless possibilities of combining color, form, space, and line. No doubt this will continue to be my preferred style of working. This pandemic period, though, I turned to trees for a few of the works I completed recently. The impulse developed as I spent endless time staring out the window at the trees I could see from the chair where I often sit. I often have various versions of Norse mythologies nearby, and I found myself thinking of Yggdrasil, the World Ash, the tree that holds the world together. I wondered what our world would be like now, if we had held to the worship of trees. My impulse to work on trees was strengthened by the wonderful novel by Richard Powers, The Overstory. Recommended to all! My work has been exhibited in Lincoln at Gallery 9 and The Lux, as well as the Haydon Art Center (now closed) and various shows in other venues. I also showed my work at The Chait Art Gallery in Iowa City until they closed.

Medium
Painting
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

McKenzie Phelps
James Bockelman
Owen Buffington
Kim Darling
Tom Kreager
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Hannah McBroom
Lana Miller
Cathy Patterson
José Sierra
Dan Terpstra
May
21
5/21/19 to 8/24/19
Multiple Mediums
Jim Aden
Liana Agnew
Joel Anderson
Mark Arnold
Michael Ashley
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Green Bee
Jessica Brandl
Wes Brown
Matt Bukrey
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Jen Carlson
Neil Celani
Austin Coudriet
Drew Curtright
Lindsey Day
Amanda Durig
Adrienne Eliades
Paul Eshelman
Katelyn Farneth
Lynette Fast
Anna Gadek
PJ Hargraves
Mark Hargraves
Sarah Jentsch
Kyle Johns
G.V. Kelley
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Louis LaBudda
Lynn Latta
Clay Leonard
Sam Loeffler
Carol Long
Anika Major
Susan McGilvrey
Tom Meyers
Catie Miller
Katie Nieland
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Cathy Patterson
Christy Puetz
Brittany Rea
Sarah Rowe
Sophia Ruppert
Erin Ryan
Agnes Seebass
Sarah Shoot
José Sierra
Sarah Smelser
Shannon Smith
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Evan Stoler
Patty Talbert
Harry Tompkin
Tara Tonsor
April White
Tara Dawley
Nov
06
11/6/20 to 12/30/20
Multiple Mediums
Jim Aden
Kristine Allphin
Posey Bacopoulos
Shawn Teseo Ballarin
Nolan Baumgartner
Margaret Berry
Ashley Buchanan
Larry Buller
Donna Burdic
Anne Burton
Elaine Buss
Neil Celani
Kelly Cook
Austin Coudriet
Lindsey Day
John Dennison
Amanda Durig
Robin Erfe
Lynette Fast
Allie Feezell
Belle-Pilar Fleming
Barbara Greving
Luke Huling
Mike Jabbur
Sarah Jentsch
Lauren Karle
Anthony Park Kascak
Josh Knutson
Mary Koziol
Brad Krieger
Margie Magnuson
Susan McGilvrey
Andrew McIntyre
Nicole McLaughlin
Bri Murphy
Kyle Nobles
Samantha Oliver
Sarah Olsen
Teddy Osei
Brent Pafford
Cathy Patterson
Sarah Rowe
Agnes Seebass
Chanakarn Semachai (Punch)
Annie Sinton
Susan Stark-Johnson
April Stevenson
Evan Stoler
Dan Terpstra
James Tingey
Lisa Truax
Sara Truman
Kat Wiese
Nov
05
11/5/21 to 12/31/21
Multiple Mediums

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