Marcia Gorra-Patek

Artist Statement

Nature to Abstract 

I am never outdoors enough.  Ever. My activities seem to keep me perpetually inside.  But when I do venture into nature’s environs’, I enjoy it manically.  I am overwhelmed by smell and sound and shapes and colors and textures and activities.  I am gobbled up by the grand Mother Nature.  I long to be engulfed by tall, flowing grasses.  I love to hear the crackle under my feet as I traverse through the woods alternatively being blinded by sun seeping through overhead branches.  It is an overwhelming example of freedom and beauty I was prevented to experience as a young child.  My early years were tragic and chaotic. Creating art has enabled me to reach beyond the unfortunate, to now, and count myself so blessed in many ways. 
After a while, in order for me to process actually being outside, I must begin to look closely, at small areas of the world.  To make sense of things, little by little. I notice the beauty of colors fighting.  I feel the variety of hard, silky, prickly, soft.  My camera comes to the rescue, allowing me to visually crop views of this living chaos, into rectangles to inspire paintings. 

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Marcia Gorra-Patek
Love in Purple by Marcia Gorra-Patek
Love in Purple
52 x 29 in.
$900.00
The Dance by Marcia Gorra-Patek
The Dance
16 x 14 in.
$750.00
Unintentional Fall by Marcia Gorra-Patek
Unintentional Fall
46 x 26 in.
$850.00