Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
From my one and only trip to Key West. It was getting to be dusk. I was on another of my image scouting missions. This is the old part - I think on Duvall Street. The sun was casting deep shadows. It seemed like all the roofs were blue. There were chickens running loose. This is the only place I've seen farm animals loose in a city.
This is the era and style of architecture that I love. I used some elements of it when I designed my house.
Curator's Note: Melinda's style is her own. She uses an almost colorblock-like technique to separate forms, shadows, highlights.
Melinda Patrick began developing her art when she was a very young child. Her paintings are her vision of the places she loves, the colorful cityscapes and ordinary people that catch her eye. I was interested in art from an early age and was mentored by my Grandfather, an accomplished photographer and painter. Earning my Bachelor of Fine Art at the San Francisco Art Institute, I developed my art in oil. Many years spent as a graphic designer has changed my perspective and my recent medium of preference is acrylics. I use the fast drying time of acrylics to achieve crisp results. While I do work in other mediums, such as gouache and ink, it's acrylics on canvas that captures most of my creative spirit. She lives, works and paints in a pine forest near her native Houston.