Thursday, January 13, 2011

Patricia Savage

Name: Patricia Savage, PSA
Bio: To the small, but illustrious group of pastel artists whose main subject is wildlife – artists like Dino Parovano, Patrick Germond, Elizabeth Ganji, Dustin Van Wechel, Lionel Asselineau - must be added Patricia Savage.
Born in 1957, Patricia Savage grew up in North Carolina and currently resides in Raleigh. She has been a professional artist since 1987. She is a Signature member of the Society of Animal Artists, who have awarded her an Award of Excellence and shown her work in many juried annual shows and national tours. Patricia is also a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America. A self-described perfectionist, Patricia worked for years in watercolour before moving on to pastels. Her work in watercolour was highly detailed, but she finds pastel allows her a looser approach.
Several of Patricia's botanical paintings are featured in Today's Botanical Artists, featuring top American artists. The Pastel Journals' 2005 Annual Pastel 100 Competition awarded Patricia with Best in Wildlife for a wonderful study of guillemots (common murres in the U.S.A.) on a cliff ledge on Hall Island, the Bering Sea; and Honorable Mention for Skimming (featured here).
In 1999 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation commissioned a painting of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker, and used a limited edition print as a fund-raiser for conservation efforts. In 2001, Patricia participated as a scholar (expedition artist) in the Smith College project The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change. A television special about this scientific and cultural exploration of Alaska appeared on PBS in June, 2003.
Her work has appeared in The Best in Wildlife Art 2 and The Best in Wildlife Art (North Light Books); in a limited-edition art book North American Endangered and Protected Species; and in publications such as US Art, Focus magazine (Milan, Italy), Wildlife Art, and Wildlife in North Carolina.
Patricia teaches at the University of North Carolina Botanical Garden's Botanical Illustration Certificate Program and is a member of the garden's Advisory Council. Across the country, she teaches workshops and classes in Watercolor, Pastel, Composition, and Color Theory.
Medium: Pastel, Watercolor, Scratchboard, Oil, Egg Tempera.
Subjects: Botanical; Wildlife; Landscape.
Style: Representational.
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Gallery: Paintings: Florals; Landscape; Wildlife; Illustrations.
Image View: Each gallery opens in a page of thumbnails. Click to enlarge, and for further information on medium and dimension. Images may be saved. Skimming is 14 x 21 ins, 576 x 389, 34 KB.
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