Size: 30"W x 20"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2010
Ready to Hang
I saw. I liked. I painted. That about sums it up. That's how and why I paint.
I've had this one hidden away for awhile. It's from one of my trips back to San Francisco. This is the financial district and is typical of morning activity there. I worked in an insurance office there when I was in college.
SF downtown has a lot of little cafes squeezed into office buildings that serve the morning commuters with coffee and lunch. I liked the contrast between the people sitting down for coffee and the bedraggled guy having a cigarette instead of coffee.
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.