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Underground Gallery • Upcoming

Debbie Patrick The Performance Hayward 
The Performance-Hayward © Debbie Patrick, oil
Debbie Patrick Jorge
Jorge © Debbie Patrick, pastel
Debbie Patrick Blue Notes

Blue Notes © Debbie Patrick, oil

Debbie Patrick Backstage
Backstage © Debbie Patrick, oil

Music in the Air

Debbie Patrick

February 8–March 2, 2019
Reception: February 8 • 5–8pm

As a “military brat” who traveled extensively, I have always been fascinated by people in other cultures - their unique faces and personalities. From early on, the main focus of my work has been portraiture. At the age of 14, I studied briefly with Guy Bernardo, and after receiving my first portrait commission while in high school, I was hooked on becoming an artist. I married into a very musical family and, not having a single ounce of musical ability, became an avid listener and lover of all types of music. Unable to create music, I turned instead to painting to express my appreciation of both musicians and dancers, trying to capture them in the act of doing what they love. I enjoy working in the studio, doing figure studies while listening to anything from blues and rock to opera and classical. 

The paintings in “Music in the Air” depict a variety of performers - professionals onstage with dramatic lighting, casual outdoor street musicians, dancers waiting in the wings. Alternating between oils and pastels, I let the subject and the quality of light I wish to achieve dictate which medium I use.I always try to capture a subject’s unique personality or mood, especially as reflected in their eyes or a certain gesture.

As a member of several art organizations, including the Pastel Society of the West Coast (Distinguished Artist status), Pastel Society of America, the Marin Society of Artists and Golden Gate Marin Artists, I have exhibited and won awards in juried shows across the United States.  

Below is a list highlighting some of my most recent exhibits and awards:

  • 2019 Pastel Society of the West Coast - selected to appear in 1st Art Collector  Edition featuring 20 top pastelists
  •  2018 Solo Show of 30 paintings at Bartolini Gallery, San Rafael
  • 2018 Best of Show - Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show 
  • 2018 Pastel Journal Magazine Pastel 100 National Competition - 5th place Award 
  • 2017 Artist of the Year, Marin County Cultural Association
  •  2017 Marin Society of Artists January Exhibit - Best in Show 
  • 2016 National League of American Pen Women Exhibit, Washington, DC - 1st Place
  •  2016 Pastel Society of America Exhibit, National Arts Club, NY, NY

To be annouced

March 8–April 6, 2019
Reception: March 3 • 5–8pm 



To be annouced

April 12–27, 2019
Reception: April 12 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

May 2–June 8, 2019
Reception: May 10 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

June 14-July 6, 2019
Reception: June 14 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

July 14-August 3, 2019
Reception: July 14 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

August 9-September 7, 2019
Receptions: August 9 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

September 13—October 7, 2019
Reception: September 13, 5pm–8pm


To be annouced

October 11-November 5, 2019
Reception: October 11 • 5–8pm



To be annouced

November 8-December 7, 2019
Reception: November 8 • 5–8pm


AWD Members Exhibition

December 13, 2019–January 4,2020
Reception: December 13 • 5–8pm

The Members’ Exhibition will showcase the many talented artists who are members of the Art Works Downtown community. Artworks created by Studio Artists and artists from outside the AWD building will be available for the holiday gift buying season in a salon style exhibition format. Don’t miss this opportunity to shop for your next masterpiece.

This space is available monthly to artists for solo shows, small group shows, or installations. 
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