Size: 16"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2016
Ready to Hang
Why Ladies & Gentlemen?
I googled around to find out what kind of pelicans I'm painting. In my ignorance I thought my paintings with pelicans included several kinds of pelicans. Not so. I found that there are only two types along the Gulf Coast: brown pelicans and white pelicans.
These are all brown pelicans but the ones with the yellow heads up front are the males; therefore Ladies & Gentlemen.
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.