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The Dramatic Still Life ~ Oil Paintings by Pat Traver

Pat Traver Patricia (Pat) Traver cultivated a creative  vein in early youth. She attended several high schools including Mount Saint Mary Academy and Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York and Lake Worth  High School in Lake Worth, Florida. In addition to academic courses, she studied several facets of the arts including photography,  drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and art history. Encouraged her to attend college by her teachers, it was not to come to fruition. She decided to assist in the family business due to her ailing father. Soon married and raising a family, art was left behind and a career as an office manager/bookkeeper ensued for 40 years. Now in retirement, she has returned to her passion experimenting in many mediums. Her current favorites are oils and colored pencils. After attending several painting workshops under the tutelage of Victor Liguori, she has reinvented herself as a successful artist. Her works are in private collections in N