Patricia C Vener
As I mature I find more trust in my instincts to explore the inter-connections of both the media of paints and the media of bead weaving. Can I use both of these media to interpret the natural world? I believe so and my present work focus derives inspiration from Loch Raven Reservoir in Maryland and Lake Whitney in Connecticut.
Patricia C Vener manipulates light and shadow, color and texture to invoke in her audience a visceral emotional response. More than just intellectually beautiful, Patricia's paintings, drawings, and bead weavings translate the panorama of nature and concrete reality to emotive abstractions that are approachable from a variety of perspectives.
Patricia doesn't hide from potential collectors, but, like any treasure worth finding, her work is sought out by discerning individuals. Her most recent public showings have been local to Hamden, Connecticut at the Mount Carmel Branch of First Niagara Bank, Taste Restaurant and Bread and Chocolate.
If you aren't local, or missed those showings, Patricia does leak images to the Internet on her website, eNewsletter, blog, facebook Page, and on her Pinterest boards. She's also happy to display her work live but you do need to contact her first.
Innate talent is great and Patricia has plenty of it, but she has occasionally sought to gain insights from other artists' perspectives. She has pursued this by having taken classes at Silvermine Guild of Artists School of Art, Art Students League, and the School of Visual Arts as well as constant self-directed independent study. Patricia believes that lifelong learning is an ongoing adventure that enriches both her life and her work.
Patricia is always amazed by people who tell her that they've lived in the same town all their lives because she, herself, has not. Her roots are shallow but extensive, having put down in many places before her present residence in Hamden, CT, not far from the Sleeping Giant geologic formation.