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PATRICE WACHS

PAINTER + GRAPHIC DESIGNER

BASED IN SONOMA COUNTY 

I'm always surprised by what inspires me - from the fleeting vastness along the I-5 freeway to a lonely tankhouse in an abandoned field.  I mostly work from photographs I take, looking for the essence of the composition, elevating the ordinary, to transcend and idealize reality..

 

My most enduring influences have been California painters, specifically Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud and Greg Kondos, but David Hockney and Edward Hopper along with a multitude of others continue to inspire my work.

I recently moved to Sonoma County from Malibu after a long-time career in graphic design, art education, photography and film.  I am captivated by the rural structures and pastoral hills of the North Bay juxtaposed with the energy and architecture of San Francisco. 

EXHIBITIONS

CLIENTS - Graphic Design

2022 "Delicious", Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2022 "Art at the Source", Open Art Studio Tour, Sonoma County, CA

2022 "11th Annual Small Works Juried Show", Graton Gallery, Graton, CA 

2022 "Light & Shade", Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2022 "Landscapes & Seascapes", Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2022 "Favorite Things: Portraits", Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA

2022 "Members Exhibit", Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA

2021 "Members Exhibit", Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA


 

Desert Essence  |  Country Life |  Brother Bru-Bru  |  Sharon Robinson - Singer/Songwriter  | Marguerite Brennan - Clay Artist

AWARDS

2018  Teacher of the Year Award, Our Lady of Malibu School, Malibu, CA 90265


 

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