Civic Center Gallery, Floor 3
Debbie Patrick: Portraits
On view August 22, 2019
Debbie Patrick began her exploration of art studying pastel portraiture with Guy Bernardo of San Diego. On moving to San Francisco, she was captivated by the Victorian homes and began painting scores of them and selling them as a street artist and later opened her own gallery.
After 25 years of depicting Victorians in many different media - watercolor, silkscreen, needlepoint, cross-stitch and ceramics, Debbie returned to her first love—portraits of humans and animals. Following her study of the classical method of oil painting with B. Mirdadian, Debbie now alternates between pastels and oils, letting the subject, its texture, and the quality of light dictate which medium she uses. She captures a subject’s unique personality or mood, especially as reflected in their eyes.
As a member of several art organizations, Debbie has exhibited in juried shows in New York, Washington, DC, and throughout California. She was named Artist of the Year in 2017 by the Marin County Fair.
This exhibit is on display in the Board of Supervisors Chambers Gallery, on the 3rd floor of the Marin County Civic Center building. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 8am - 6pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org