Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
I saw. I liked. I painted. That about sums it up. That's how and why I paint.
When I made my first ever trip to Oklahoma, I passed this motel several times. I was in Broken Bow in the foothills of the Ozarks visiting my brother-in-law and his wife, who have a home there.
I fell in love with the sign and made my husband drive me back and forth through the busy intersection so I could get some good photos of it. I started painting as soon as I got home. I'm now obsessed with vintage neon signs.
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.