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The artist attending an art show with good friends. Photo Credit: Stacey Robinson

Other routes of viewing and recognition that Patti pursued in her early art career were of course to write to and contact galleries directly in a professional capacity, without the aid of a publisher. Today she can laugh and explains that she now has enough rejection letters to wallpaper her studio, but early professional dismissal in the art world didn’t dissuade the artist. In fact, the opposite holds true. Patti found herself continually inspired by her surroundings and chose to develop her talent, skills and efforts with the assistance of some professional services. Her passion for painting grew through this time of career development, and looking back on her earlier works, Patti sees that her own

style, depth and detail has changed. Having earned initial recognition for things such as poster development for Jazz’SAlive (the official jazz festival of the city of San Antonio) and getting picked up by an art gallery through connection by a friend (she contends that it really does come down to “who you know”) Patti noted that the first tip she got towards making and selling “good art” was to paint in a series or collection. And so began her colorful mosaic paintings inspired by her surroundings and always outlined (something she feels is truly the finishing touch to a piece of her art) in collections such as ‘City Scape’, ‘Art Studio’ and the aforementioned ‘San Antonio’ series.

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