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My passion is art and I have been an artist all my life. I am always doing some kind of art. Over the years I have used all art media. Lately I have been painting oil on canvas and pen and inks. Although I have painted in many styles over the years, I consider myself an expressionist artist because I am attempting to depict not reality but rather the emotions the object arouses in me.
I also love photography and I am one of the photographers at the animal shelter. I photograph dogs hoping the photo will help them get a forever home. When I photograph dogs I try to capture the personality of the dog. I am an animal lover and love painting and photographing animals, but I also love photographing nature. One of my favorite places to photograph is the desert habitat.
I have shown my art in galleries, restaurants and private showings in our foothills, Oakland and Oregon. I have won ribbons including best of show at art shows and the county fair. I studied art under the expressionist artist James Harkins and also studied art and photography at Columbia and Laney College.
I have lived in beautiful Calaveras County for over 30 years. I now reside in Sheep Ranch with my husband and two lovely dogs.
An interview with Patty Payne on KQBM, Everywoman’s Hour with Kat Everitt