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Highland Beach Library Features Patricia Lappin’s Florida Paintings During “Black And White And Colorful” Exhibit. Meet The Artists January 16 And View The Exhibition Through March 2

Patricia Lappin will be showing her Florida Paintings at the Highland Beach Library during its “Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit.  The public is welcome to view this FREE exhibit and meet all of the artists, including Patricia Lappin, Michael D’Amato, and Judi Aronson at the Reception on January 16.  This exhibit runs through March 2, 2020. Lappin’s focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. Lappin teaches Dynamic Color Harmony classes in Jupiter at the New Studio for Visual Arts.  The Rickie Report shares some sneak peeks of Lappin’s newest works and the details about this exhibit.  

 

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

 

Invites The Public To

 

“Black and White and Colorful” Exhibit

 

Featuring:

Florida Paintings     

by

  PATRICIA   LAPPIN

 

 

Highland Beach Public Library

3618 Ocean Blvd  Highland Beach FL 33487

 

 

 

MEET & GREET Reception:

 

Thursday, January 16

 

5 – 7   pm  

 

Open to the public free of charge

Exhibit is available Now through March 2, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Acrylic Diptych by Patricia Lappin

 

 

Patricia Lappin tells The Rickie Report, I want the viewers to Enjoy the Beauty That Surrounds You.  My paintings are full of joyful color and rich textures.  Hope you enjoy them all”!  Lappin moves easily from plein air to what we call “serene abstract”.  Her focus for her paintings since moving to Florida in 2016 has been the wetlands and beaches.  While Loxahatchee Reserve, Green Cay, the Morikami Japanese Gardens, and Gumbo Limbo Nature Center are the inspiration, she is taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of recording the scene.  Her subject is still the natural world expressed with color and abstracted elements. 

 

 

To Patricia, every painting is an adventure!  When you visit the Highland Beach Library to see her exhibit, you will understand what she means.  She says, ” Since moving to Florida my color palette has become brighter and more vibrant. My subject is still the natural world expressed in both abstracts and more recognizable images.  However, I am taking more license with the colors and simplifying the shapes to imply and intuit instead of record an actual scene as I have been doing for the last 20 years”.

 

 

 

 

“Deep Blue Reflection” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia goes on to explain, “Before Florida I lived in Arkansas for 20 years, exploring the hills and waterways with Plein Air and studio work in oil. That is the THEN. NOW I am sketching and taking photos at Green Cay and the Loxahatchee Nature Preserve to inspire the new acrylic paintings.  The contrast is very interesting when placed side by side.  Our life circumstances and a new environment have great influence on how we see the world around us”.

 

Patricia tells The Rickie Report, ” Enjoy the beauty around you.  My desire to create was very strong and drawing was my refuge, my sanctuary.  It was an inner compulsion to be separate from the world sometimes.  I was content to spent hours drawing leaves, branches and bugs. A school field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum opened my eyes – adults took painting and drawing seriously, what a revelation”!

 

 

Acrylic Study by Patrica Lappin

 

 

From age 10 to 14, she studied painting on Saturday mornings with a high school art teacher.  After high school, she attended SMS in Springfield, Mo. for 4 semesters, taking every available art course, intro to design, color, etc., but Patricia only wanted to learn to paint like the paintings she had seen at the St. Louis Art Museum and that was not happening.  She met her husband, married and became a mother. 

 

Patricia continues, “I was still painting, but unsure of the new “adult artist” me.  We moved to Fairfield, CT. near NYC.  Caesar Cirigliano became my teacher and mentor for 5 years.  Working with only black, white, yellow ocher and burnt sienna for the first 3 years, he taught me portrait, landscape and still life painting.  We spent many hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC studying the masters. Working with Ceasar was the greatest education I could have.  From 1970 to 1975 he led me from an insecure young adult struggling to believe in my artist-future to a confident artist in multiple mediums.  As he was leaving for Florida to retire, I ask him “who would be my teacher now?”  His answer formed my future.  “Don’t you know?  You are the teacher now.  You have the foundation now.”  When I began teaching I used my notes from the 5 years of study with Caesar.  I still use them today”.

 

 

 

 

“Fire In The Sky” by Patricia Lappin

 

 

 

Patricia opened her first studio in 1980 and began teaching and exhibiting in the tri-state area.  Her family moved to Ft. Smith AR in 1996.  “Since then I have been represented by galleries in Kansas City MO, Scottsdale AZ, and Van Buren AR.  I have shown my work at the Ft. Smith Art Center and the Center for Art and Education many times.  I teach private classes and workshops. My paintings are in many private and public collections”.

 

 

In 2016 the Lappins moved to Boca Raton FL, where Patricia joined the Plein Air Palm Beach group, exploring new scenes and making new friends, seeking out galleries and other venues for showing/selling her paintings and teaching.  She is on the faculty at The New Studio for the Visual Arts in Jupiter, FL, where she teaches Dynamic Color. Contact http://thenewstudiova.net  for information. Patricia also teaches a basic acrylic class at Artisans On The Ave in Lake Worth.  She is a member of the Palm Beach Watercolor Society. Patricia has won numerous awards for her artistry and her works can be found in private as well as public collections. 

 

More about Dynamic Color:

Do you want stronger, more confident paintings with less struggle? 

 Do you want paintings that glow? That stand out in a crowd, that make a strong statement?

Then this class is for you!

Using core colors of red, yellow and blue plus white and black will be the starting point– BUT WHICH BLUEWHICH YELLOW-WHICH RED?

In this class we will explore the visual and emotional effects of different color choices. Using simple shapes of pears, hearts, trees, balloons or abstract geometrics will make it easier to concentrate on the color and our response to how it effects the painting.

  • Making a color plan in the beginning of a painting saves a lot of struggle later.  Let’s explore the options.

  • Knowing the “why” of color combinations that work will boost your confidence.

  • Do you like BOLD or SOFT colors? It doesn’t matter which, playing with color is FUN, FUN, FUN.

  • Better than the BIG box of crayons.

If you love color, you will love playing along with me in this class.  While all mediums would be welcome, acrylic will be the medium of choice for my demos and instruction.

 

 

 

For more information about this exhibit, classes, or individual lessons:

Patricia Lappin    479-883-7386

www.patricialappin.com          lappin.patricia@yahoo.com

 

 

 

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Rickie Leiter, Publisher

Rickie@therickiereport.com   561-537-0291

17019 SW Sapri Way   Port St. Lucie, FL 34986

 

 

 


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