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Climbing The Ladder by Pat Moseuk was awarded The BoldBrush Award for Abstract in the January 2020 BoldBrush Painting Competition.
"Whether I'm painting or teaching, I live, love and breathe art. God has given me a gift to share with others, while I'm here on earth!"
Pat was born in upstate New York, started painting at the age of five and had her first solo art show at the age of 17. In her youth and adult life, she wins awards in shows and competitions throughout the United States. Studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, receiving a BFA in Illustration with distinction. Working as a freelance designer and illustrator for several years, she always found herself gravitated towards abstract art. Pat is inspired by some of the greatest abstract artist such as: Richard Deibenkorn with his use of color and geometrical shapes, Robert Motherwell's use of negative and positive space and Robert Rauschenberg's collage and color. She is always experimenting with new materials and surfaces, now working primarily with acrylics, water-media, mixed media and collage on paper, wood and canvas.
Currently teaches at her studio in Pleasant Hill, CA and her work is shown in several National and International exhibitions and is collected throughout the United States and Internationally.
I consider myself a Contemporary Urban Abstract Painter. I'm captivated with texture, line, color, design and shape that are the aesthetics of the urban environment. When I'm out exploring and find old decayed building facades, pipes, a freeway intersection or a decrepit fence, this inspires me. My mind is like a camera and always taking pictures of what I see, feel and interpret in the environment around me. As a prolific and intuitive painter, I am always exploring and experimenting with new materials and textures extending its' possibilities on several different surfaces, to make things up and take outrageous creative risks. Intuitive painting teaches us that there is a holy wisdom in allowing ourselves to be led and guided by whatever shows up on the paper or canvas in front of us. To let go of the common conceptions we know and open fully to the unknown. To making what is unconscious conscious and to trust what resides in oneself.
"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider web."
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