About Patricia Kness
"Studying art is a life-long adventure. I vividly remember declaring, in the third grade, that I would be an artist."
Patricia began her formal training at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota, followed by studying at The Minneapolis School of Art and Design. Patricia and her husband, Lee, headed south to San Antonio in 1986 where Patricia continued her trade on the prestigious River Walk where she had both a studio and gallery. With a desire to further her formal training, Patricia ventured to the Philadelphia area where she studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Studying with many fine artists in workshops across the nation has also contributed to her skill as an artist. Now living in her home state of Minnesota, Patricia enjoys her studio at the Savage Art Studios, in Savage, Minnesota, where you can find her teaching weekly, both watercolor and oil classes and an occasional workshop entitled "Painting the Floral Still Life--Loose and Lively". Students are mentored by her hands-on approach and her philosophy on painting. She stresses getting the gesture, rhythm, and mood of the painting and getting it quickly. "In landscape the light changes, in portraiture the model moves, and in a floral still life the flowers wilt." Besides, she says, "A quickly painted painting reflects enthusiasm and energy while tapping into the soul of the artist."
Education: Normandale Community College 1970-73
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1974-76
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 1990-94
Minnesota River School of Fine Arts 1998
Awards and Events:
Juried into Estes Park CO Plein Air painting Aug 2005
Artist in Residence at Coolidge State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota July 2005
220 Giclee of "Texas Hill Country in Bloom" for Pfizer Corporation 2005
Forty Giclee of painting "The Dupont House" selected by Dupont Corp. as an award program.
Included in a book by International Artist Magazine titled "100 Ways to Paint Flowers and Gardens" Available in book stores.
The Lambert and Emma Wallace Cadwallader Prize for Portraiture - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1993
Honorable Mention - Edina Annual Art Show, 1997
Award of Excellence - Burnsville Area Society for the Arts, 2000,2004
Accepted into the Alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Annual Exhibition, 1998
Accepted into Ironstone Vineyard, Spring Symphony, Murray, California, 2001,2003 and 2004
Best of Show - Collingswood, New Jersey Annual Show, 1993
Second Place - Center for the Arts of Southern New Jersey, 1991
One Person Shows:
Minnesota Valley Academy of Music, March 2005
Thrivent Financial Center, Minneapolis March 2004
Minnesota Academy of Music - Jan. 2003
Scott County Goverment Center, Jan. 2004 June 2002
Cloister Gallery, St. Paul, March 2002
Cloister Gallery, St. Paul, April 2001
National Juried Memberships:
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society.
Yes, I paint outside in the winter! This is me and my friend Sheila O'Mally in January in Minnesota. ( I'm the pretty one.) :)