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I am an Appreciative Adventurer - finding joy and beauty everywhere I am and everywhere I go.   In art, as in life, I am drawn to express the up side, the sunny side, the inspiring message that life is good.   I hope others feel encouraged and heartened for having been in my presence and in the company of my work.   With pen or brush in hand, with paints and paper in front of me, I am easily captivated by the moment - and just plain happy!   Splash and squiggle is how I work.   Ink and watercolor is where I live.   Bright light and lyrical lines lift...more
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Sixteen all news images sketched and painted from my week on vacation at Waskesiu Lake in northern Saskatchewan. Enjoy and be sure to pass the link along to others who might be interested. Happy summer, Pat! 

Cruising The South Seas

July 13th, 2012

I've just posted many of the images from my recent South Seas travels to a new Gallery: Cruising The South Seas. Check them out at: http://pat-katz.artistwebsites.com/art/all/cruising+the+south+seas/all 

Kalapaki Beach Hut

June 23rd, 2012

Youll find the Kalapaki Beach Hut roadside, just a short drive north of Nawiliwili Bay and a short walk south of the Kauai Marriott Resort. The vibrant color of the building caught my attention immediately. I had to pull out the paints and give it a... 

Sketched this beauty from the beach at Matira Point in Bora Bora. Sun, sea and sky with the surf crashing on the reef at the far edge of the lagoon. A beautiful sailboat drifts through the idyll. Another day in paradise! 

June 19 Garden Gallery Show

June 15th, 2012

Those of you who are fans of my artwork, will be interested to learn that I have a show and sale coming up next week here in Saskatoon. Im joining forces with a group of potter friends who call themselves the Mudslingers. Together, well be di... 

Three Sailboats Near Tahiti

June 15th, 2012

The overwater bungalows in French Polynesia are every bit as romantic and picturesque as noted in all the travel brochures. It was from the verandah of our bungalow in Tahiti that I sketched these three sailboats at anchor on the still side of the re... 

Motu Toopua Bora Bora

June 15th, 2012

One of the cool things about the Society Islands in French Polynesian is that most are surrounded by serene lagoons created by the breakwater action of the off shore coral reefs and motus. Its part of what makes looking out to sea so engaging. There... 

Eglise Evangelique

June 15th, 2012

Eglise Evangelique was painted from across the lagoon while enjoying grilled tuna and a local Hinano beer for lunch at Restaurant Le St. James in Viatape, Bora Bora. Lunch was delicious and the outdoor table at the edge of the terrace was perfect for... 

For years, our yard (AKA the Pausegarden) has flourished with love and attention. I'm always eager, come spring, to get out there - scratching in the dirt. It's the farm girl in me that springs to life with the melt of the snow and the lengthening of... 

Kapasiwin Coffee

April 2nd, 2012

Each summer we spend a week in one of the Kapasiwin cottages overlooking Waskesiu Lake. What a delight to sip your cup of morning coffee while the world comes alive around you sun in the east, breeze in the aspens, deer on the move, loons on the la... 

Driving Through Iowa

March 19th, 2012

Im a farm girl at heart, and the rolling hills and fields of Iowa speak directly to my rural roots. My first out-of-country experience was on a 4-H exchange trip to Iowa City when I was 16 years of age. A few decades later, my husband and I spent a ... 

Venezia Gondolas

March 14th, 2012

I LOVE Venezia. What a fabulous city to wander and explore. Be prepared to be lost more than you are found and simply toss your map away. Watch for the guide signs at the corners of the buildings. They will lead you in the direction of San Marco, o... 

Weathered honeysuckle branches, turned sentinel gate, double as a ladder to the sun for this tenacious violet clematis bent on reaching the light. So delicate. So beautiful. 

The best room in the house! The Terra Cotta Room at the Trumbull House Inn near Hanover, New Hampshire, is both cozy and colorful. Tucked up under the eaves on the top floor with views in three directions. I most appreciated the window seat overlooki... 

Poplar trees backlit by the morning sun. Aspen leaves rustling in the soft lake breeze. Day's start lakeside really is a breath of fresh air. This image inspired by a visit to Lucien Lake near Middle Lake, Saskatchewan. 

There's nothing like catching a few rays and strolling the market on a warm summer day. What a bonus to be entertained by two young musicians, sharing their tunes and their energy in the great outdoors. This painting was sketched on location at the S... 

And So It Begins...

November 19th, 2011

After a summer decision to start marketing my artwork on the web, it's taken a bit of searching around to find the right service. I think Fine Art America might just be it. In addition to making originals available for sale directly through the artis...