artifacts by maria paterson

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still life pastel 34cm x 47cm on colourfix paper
Judges Commendment- Border Art Prize 2010
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Working in traditional mediums,pastels,oil,ceramics.Using these mediums I seek to express my surroundings by weaving a tapestry of colours through my work and seeking the abstract within.

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  • Edzie
    Edzieover 4 years ago

    Good one! This did bring a smile to my face, coz there are some of my favs in that group! :)

  • thanks edzie, my stepdaughter and partner have quite a collection, couldnt help but photograph a few of them. Do you know what the character on the far right is?

    – maria paterson

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 4 years ago

    Cute! (and well done I might add)

  • thanks a lot jim

    – maria paterson

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonover 4 years ago


  • yep that says it all

    – maria paterson

  • Edzie
    Edzieover 4 years ago

    I’m sorry Maria. He is very familiar but I just cant place him! :)

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 4 years ago

    what an interesting line of characters …simply delightful and made me smile!

  • thankyou linda, im glad you liked it

    – maria paterson

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great image maria

  • thanks for your comments scott

    – maria paterson

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 4 years ago

  • Lance Barnard
    Lance Barnardover 4 years ago

    Looks like my boys playroom. Interesting painting, love it .

  • im glad you like it lance, it was a different subject to my usual still life

    – maria paterson

  • Traditional  Painters in Modern times
    Traditional P...over 4 years ago

    Wow what an extraordinary image. It has been featured in PiMT and would be an excellent entry in the upcoming challenge

    Making the Ordinary Extraordinary

  • thankyou for that lovely comment and invite

    – maria paterson

  • Cameron Hampton
    Cameron Hamptonabout 4 years ago

    Some of my favorite characters! And you painted them so realistically! My hats off to you!

  • thankyou cameron, it was a wonderful lineup on my daughter in laws window shelf, just had to do it..

    – maria paterson

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