Size: 24"W x 20"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
I saw. I liked. I painted. That about sums it up. That's how and why I paint.
I was inspired to paint this after a trip to Hochatown, Oklahoma, at the foot of the Ozarks. This doesn't look anything like it but when you're a coastal girl, all lakes tend to look alike. I do love lakes. It's really odd for me to dive into a body of water that is fresh water with no salt. Very nice but not what I'm used to.
So after being in Oklahoma, I have a new appreciation for lakes and the look of the coastlines.
Like all my paintings, this one is varnished, wired to hang, and gallery-wrapped with the painting extending over the sides.
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.