The Dramatic Still Life ~ Oil Paintings by Pat Traver

Pat Traver
Patricia (Pat) Traver cultivated a creative vein in early youth. Sheattended several high schools including Mount Saint Mary Academyand Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York and Lake Worth High School in Lake Worth, Florida. In addition to academiccourses, she studied several facets of the arts including photography, drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and art history. Encouragedher 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 asan 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 New York and Vermont. She
participate in her first juried show sponsored by LARAC at Lapham
Gallery receiving a Peoples Choice award. She has also exhibited at
the Lock 5 Studio, Mimosa and Saunders Gallery of Fine Art.





    “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso

What began as a personal journey of self taught skills and technique
has transmuted into images of visual discourse of ubiquitous objects.
I am fascinated with the metamorphosis as each work seems to take a
life of its own, continually renewing my inspiration to explore my
My paintings explore idiosyncratically logical perspective and create
an artistic illusion of visual reality.


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