Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
People tell me they think this is Florida or California or the Atlantic Seaboard. They're shocked to hear that it's deep in the middle of Texas - the historic Beckham Hotel in Mineola, Texas. No longer in service, it used to be the place to buy your train ticket to anywhere else. The ground level houses several shops and a row of Andirondack chairs.
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.