I was born in Royal Oak, Michigan in 1962 as Patty Jo Beaton which is how I sign my works. Throughout my life, I have lived in several places within the United States including Colorado, Arizona, California, Illinois, North Carolina, Florida and Missouri - but the last ten years I've lived in Canada. Along the way, I enjoyed experiencing the different cultures and ways of life - southern hospitality, the diversity of City life in Chicago, and being "out west."
My first experience with painting was painting my family's old farmhouse with my Father. Later in life, I would take finished works over to him so he could view them. We would discuss the painting and suggestions he had. As far as work, I was a house painter for several years. I worked on historical houses, residential homes and even a couple of churches. All the work was done by hand. I had one very good brush which I was expected to keep clean and use every day. I would paint from 8 to 5 like a regular work day.
As far as developing my artistic style, (as you can see from my full catalogue of works) I use many abstract styles. I can't always duplicate certain aspects or stylistic elements. My work is more determined by what comes my way - what I feel and what I'm receiving. It is how I communicate. I've come to realize that some of my works are about things I'm not comfortable doing or wish I could do more easily - like having a party or going out on the town. It is kind of funny that's how I experience those things. Many of my works are also about nature. If you have been to a pristine, natural area you know the feeling I'm trying to capture.
Her work has been featured in several exhibits, and her paintings are included in private collections in Malta, Canada, Great Britain, France, United States, China, Germany and Switzerland. Selected sales to the following Interior Design Firms: Looney & Associates, Dallas, Texas; Keaton Interiors, Dallas, Texas; Carolyn & Co., Rockville, Maryland; Muss Designs, Woodmere, New York.
Bachelor of Arts, English
University of Colorado (Boulder)
2017 - Renaissance Plano Hotel Public Space Artwork
2017 - Harvest Eatery
2016 - St. Andrew's Church
2015 - Group Show at Harvest Eatery
2014 - Southwest Quest Group Show - Range Line Tavern
2014 - "Definition" Solo Exhibition at Lyric Theatre, Saskatchewan
2012 - 2014 - Southwest Open Exhibition by Swift Current Art Gallery (Chosen for the Moving On Program and recieved Honorable Mention)