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“I create highly refined watercolor paintings that often explode with psychological resonance. My work is a continuing search for deep understanding of the human condition – fascinating in its capacity for great kindness and mercy yet also great malevolence. Children symbolize vulnerability, connections between past and present are examined through the manipulation of black and white with color, and realistic and fantastic images are juxtaposed to fabricate a surreal certainty.”
“I strive to give voice to difficult social and political subjects in an attempt to encourage thought, emotion and dialogue.”
Patterson’s award winning watercolor paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States in both group and solo exhibitions including The Bond St. Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, The Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA and The Arts & Literature Laboratory in New Haven CT. Awards include 1st Prize in The Dayton Ohio International Museum Of Peace International Juried Peace Arts Exhibition.
Valerie Patterson grew up in Ogdensburg, NY, the daughter of a Minister and public school teacher whom she credits for her humanitarianism. She earned degrees in art and education.
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