Size: 20"W x 16"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2014
Ready to Hang
I saw. I liked. I painted. That about sums it up. That's how and why I paint.
Rural road in Waller County, Texas that leads to a cattle ranch. The road I've never traveled. I blaze past it to where I need to go.
I pass it when I travel westward. It always catches my eye so I knew I had to paint it. This is the heart of cattle and horse country in Texas.
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.