Artist Patricia Kimsey Bollinger has been painting all of her life. She has studied at The Art Students League of New York and holds a B.F.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. Patricia's paintings are included in the permanent collection of The Union League Club of New York and her work has been reviewed by The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Patricia Kimsey Bollinger is actively dedicated to establishing a traditional arts education in the United States, training the next generation of artists and exploring new dimensions in expressing light and color in her paintings. She is a member of the National Arts Club of New York, The California Art Club, the Oil Painters of America, The Shasta County Arts Council and The North Valley Art League. Patricia she has also taught Painting at: C. Loebers Childrens Art School and Shasta County Arts Council.
Bollinger's brushwork is comprised of expressive, flowing strokes, giving each object she paints a sense of movement. Her palette is bold and lively, and she pursues a variety of subjects from perfectly composed still lifes to dramatic landscapes. Her work invites the viewer to share an inner world as she explores her identity through the roles of artist, teacher, wife and mother. The paintings are examples of her sense of adventure and a glimpse into her imagination, along with of her seemingly effortless painting style.
Selected Exhibitions: The National Arts Club, New York, N.Y., Union League Club, New York, N.Y., San Bernardino County Museum, California, Summit Art Center, Summit, N.J. Patricia's Paintings have been reviewed by The Hirshhorn Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and have been included in National Juried Shows, including an Exhibit of New York Architecture Paintings, at Michael Ingbar Gallery, New York, N.Y. and The Peace Project: New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA
Solo Exhibitions: The Trask Gallery, The National Arts Club, New York, N.Y., The Union League Club, New York, N.Y., San Bernardino County Museum, CA
Permanent Collections: The Union League Club of New York and Office of the college President,Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.
Commissions: Office of the college President,Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont, Landscape Commission; Collection of Garcia Family, Portrait Commission; commissions available upon request.
Im inspired by the beauty of Gods creation; when I look at the beauty He has created, I love to join with Him, creating paintings that bring Him glory and restore hope to people, as they experience Gods love.
Began drawing and painting at 4, teaching herself in the early years.
The inspiration for her art and literature comes from her visions, dreams, and observations of people, nature and God.
Paints from imagination, nature and life
Wants people to find hope and to experience Gods presence in her paintings.
Has the same goal with each painting: to inspire others and to be a gift to God.
Favorite medium: Oil paints.
Enjoys painting in her studio, en plein air, and in worship services.
Usually begins a painting with a sketch in paint, setting up the composition.
Likes to paint in layers, glazing - creating a luminous effect.
Works on one painting at a time.
Favorite subject: landscapes, seascapes, people and spiritual subjects