Florida Artists Group

  Area VII Member

 Patrice Burkhardt— Southern Impressionist



Beginning Dreams
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Poble Espanyol  II
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Travel Slice: Napa



Fountainbleau
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Member of Flag since:
2000
FLAG Positions Served:

2001-2002 Publicity for Area VII



Artists Bio:


I received my BFA at Louisiana State University in 1977. At LSU, I began my focus with traditional figurative drawing and painting. I then graduated into studying the emotional effects of expressionism using bold and bright colors to explore shapes and boundaries. The works of the Impressionists would later play a major role in the development of my style.



Artist Statement:

I consider myself to be a Southern Impressionist. Once I glanced upon my first Monet, I was forever persuaded to become more expansive with my brush strokes and more aware of light and its ever changing qualities. My compositions focus on the ordinary beauty found in the world around us.

Current Employment:

I teach full-time as an Elementary Art Instructor in the Collier County School District. Working with the little ones is both awakening and hugely rewarding. Peter Kahn, Wolf Kahn’s older brother and past Art Professor of mine, once told me, “work with the little ones…it will keep your work fresh.” I did. It does.




Exhibitions:

Norris Center, Naples
Atrium Gallery at the Studios on the Park Complex in Paso Robles, California
Leepa-Rattner Museum,  St. Petersburg
Armory Art Center,  West Palm Beach
Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee
Cornell Museum, Del Ray Beach
Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona
BIG ARTS, Sanibel Island
ArtServe, Fort Lauderdale
Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota
Arts Center, St. Petersburg
Von Liebig Art Center, Naples
Rauschenberg Gallery, Ft. Myers
Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee

 

Memberships:

Collier County Art Teachers Association 1999-present (Past President)
International Society of Acrylic Painters, accepted 2012
FLAG, accepted 2000-present

Publications:

Saw Palm Florida Literature and Art, 2012
Gow Collection, CD, Naples Museum of Art, 2001

Education:

Louisiana State University, BFA in Drawing and Painting, 1977
University of Florida, M.Ed., 1985
Academy of Art, graduate coursework, 2007- present