Artist’s Statement and Biography
“Painting is a personal language. Each work, abstract or representational, is an emotional response that comes from the total of my life experiences. Viewers interpret the work based on their own memories, giving it added meaning.”
ShowArt6, an international publication for art, has named Patton as Silver Award winner in it's 2013 issue and published three of her paintings in the issue.
In 2012, she was featured on the cover of the international publication, Art and Beyond, for for her painting, “Above and Below”, and again, in a later issue for several other works.
From more than 3,300 competitors, Patton was voted one of the “Top Ten Artists Over 60” in The Artist’s Magazine national competition in March 2011 and was one of ten among “Ones to Watch” by Watercolor Magazine in their December 2011 issue. She took 3rd place in Artist Magazine's Februrary 2013 Watermedia Showcase, and was announced Silver Award Winner in the Emerging artist Discovery Competition and will be featured in the 2013 ShowArt6 publication.
On View, a magazine for museums, galleries and artists in Florida, featured Patton and her work in their magazine in 2011
Patton lives and works in her loft studio/gallery in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, named three years running as best mid-sized city for the cultural arts in the United States.
Florida Artists Group (FLAG); Signature Member, Florida Watercolor Society; Member, National Watercolor Society and American Watercolor Society; Signature Member, International Association of Acrylic Painters; Signature Member, Florida Association of Acrylic Painters; Charter member, ArtFaces/ArtPlaces (AFAP.com)
Featured Artist, On View Magazine, 2011; Featured artist, Art and Beyond Magazine, 2012; Cover, Art and Beyond Magazine, 2012; “Top Ten Artists Over 60”, Artist’s Magazine, March 2011; “Ones to Watch”, Watercolor Magazine, December 2012; First Place, The Juried Art Show 2008; Studio @620; Pasadena ArtSpring annual exhibit, Best of Show; First Place Beach Art Center Transparent Watercolor Exhibit; First Place Suncoast Watercolor Society; First Place, Hyde Park Realistic Artist Group; Award of Distinction Florida Watercolor Society annual exhibit; Arches Paper Award, Artist Magazine Award.
Temple Beth-El Arts Festival, 2011; Mainsail Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, 2011; Blue Dahlia Gallery, Clearwater, 2011; Eckerd College, ASPEC exhibit, 2009; Artists Gallery Royale, 2006; Hunter Studio, open studio events, 2008, 2009, 2010; Salon 30, The Morean Arts Center, 2010; Mahaffey Theater Gallery, 2000.
175 2nd St. So. #812 St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (www.pattonhunter.com)
Patton Hunter joined Fine Art America on December 18th, 2012.