Patricia Elliott Seitz was born in San Diego California, and spent most of her young adulthood living in Southern California. She came from an artistic background of art and music, and always knew that she wanted to be an artist. From age five until she was in her early teens, Seitz was mentored by her mother, an accomplished jewelry designer, and still life painter. In 1973 she began studying with other California local artists, and started seriously selling her paintings at thirteen. At sixteen, Patricia had suffered a serious illness which resulted in the partial loss of her sight. It took her several years to recover, and to reacess her skills as an artist. Seitz developed a different styled approach to her work, and noticed that she enjoyed a more simplistic design in her paintings. In 1993, she was awarded several scholarships in college which enabled her to travel to Arizona, and across the country. Her love for landscapes and seascapes has been heavily influenced by where she has lived through the years. Her painting approach is based on impressionism, and Tonalism. Painters that have inspired Patricia are Monet, Alexander Wyant, George Innless, Wyatt Eaton, Marjorie Reed, and Vernon Kerr. Her choices of mediums are oil and soft pastel. Her main subject matter is landscapes, and seascapes. On occasion, Patricia will paint still life and figurative work as well. Her paintings are distinctive for their bold and simple brush strokes, luminescent light and unique color choices. Today she can be found in her studio, painting seasonal paintings of the Central New York area, and the California coast lines. She is an active member of Oil Painters of America, CNY Art Guild, and her work is represented by Local NY art Galleries.
Pierce College, Woodland Hills, California 91371,1980
Ventura College, Ventura California,93003,1987
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1997
Exhibition Record (Museums, Institutions and Awards):
2010,Art Wars, Best Artist Award, First Place, “Autumn Day”
2010, Season2 – Artist Community Cover Competition, second in top five, honorably mentioned.
Exhibition Record (Galleries and Art Shows):
2011, Westscott Gallery, Solo Exhibition,Syracuse, NY
2011, Featured Work, Realist Paintings About Water
2011, Featured Work,Between Violet & Crimson
2011, Featured Work,Contemporary Pastel Painters
2011, Featured Work,Marathon Features #4 New Year Edition
2010, Featured Work, Painter’s Universe
2010, Featured Work, Painting the Country Life
2010, Featured Work, Seasonal Nature Scapes
2010, Gallery of CNY, Just Flowers, Cazenovia, NY
Oil Painters of America, 2010, Associate Member
CNY Art Guild, 2010, Member
New York Plein Air Painters,2010, Member
Magazine and Newspaper References:
2011,About.com,Painting Article, Peaceful Glow by Patricia Seitz,What’s On Your Painting Easel?
2011,About.com Painting Article,Make Sure Your Palette is Clean!
Dealers or Representatives:
Westscott Art Gallery, Syracuse NY
Patricia Seitz Fine Art
Fine Art America
Patricia enjoys exploring subjects on an intimate level getting to know her subject, striving to gather as much information as possible prior to beginning a painting. She gravitates to subjects whereby are in rich color, and light are of primary focus, and the subject matter presents a degree of difficulty.