Patricia A. Woodhull Paintings

  Art is a continuous stream of interpretations - of physical things around us - political, historical, social events, visions seen only by the artist. And these interpretations embody the mood of the artist - humorous, tragic, sensual, sad. I choose humor, for I find an appreciative audience for the whimsey, I use in overstating the characters I employ, or for the mix of human, animal, bird figures and symbolism which populate my works. I do enjoy the human figure and feel that my whimsey is a fresh interpretation of the child within all of us, who enjoys humor and the answerless mystery and fantasy of my works without regard for its truthfulness. In my paintings, I choose oil for my mediumfor the tactile quality it adds to the scenes, giving them a hint of reality to offset the cartoon-like image they impart to some viewers. In my collages, my choice of intriguing, yet familiar, colors and patterns seem to give the viewer an understanding of my work.  
  BSHE: Purdue University, Clothing Design, Hashville, IN Student of C. Curry Boehm, Brown County Artist, Nashville, IN
  1948-1951 Student of Frederick W. Rigley, Brown County Artist, Nashville, IN
  1951-1961 Student of Kwok Wai Lau, Whittier, CA
  1969-1998 CAL State University, Fullerton, Art Courses
  1970-1982 Life Teaching Credential, CAL State University, Fullerton,
  1982, K thur 12 Fullerton Community College, Art Courses
  1983-1994 Regular contributor to Annual Art Schools - La Mirada and Hillcrest (Whittier) One Woman Shows, Wm. Carlos Gallery, Fullerton
  1991, 11992, 1993 Second Prize, National Collage Show, Palmdale, CA
  1991 Women Painters West member
  1991-2007 EDUCATION:BS in Clothing Design, Purdue University 1946 Life Teaching Credential in Art, Cal State University, Fullerton CA
  1980 Member: Women Painters West, National League of American Pen WomenSudied with: Kwok Wai Lau, Arthur Silva, Frederick W. Rigley, C. Curry Boehm

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