Monday, July 5, 2010

"Chasing the Rain: Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson"

Okay, enough of this blog-neglect!  Suffice it to say that the month of June was a daunting one, unlike any in recent memory what with its numerous circumstances and stressors.  Simply the passing of it into July was a relief, and with it, a return to work in my drawing room.

I can think of no better way to break this drought than to share with you about the current solo exhibition of fellow pencil artist and good friend, Elizabeth Patterson.  "Chasing the Rain: Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson" enjoyed a well-attended reception on June 19th, and will be on display through August 28, 2010, at Louis Stern Fine Arts in West Hollywood, California.
                   Elizabeth Patterson, Wilshire Boulevard, 5PM

The show features approximately twenty-five of Elizabeth's recent drawings, in both color pencil and graphite.  Each depicts a moment in time as viewed through the windshield of a car, many on the rain-drenched streets and roads of the Los Angeles area.  Her work is distinctive and tremendously original, and causes one to take pause and look at the commonplace.  Elizabeth's execution of light, reflection, and shadow are phenomenal, as is her ability to generate a sense of movement in her drawings -- not to mention all those tiny, detailed raindrops -- each with their own sense of depth and dimension.

To see more of Elizabeth's work, visit her website at .  Elizabeth is represented by Louis Stern Fine Arts.


  1. Welcome back!
    I'm glad June has passed also (that means it's the rainy season here!) I caught Elizabeth's Facebook posting of her show and wished I could have been standing in front of those unbelieveable drawings. Her rain drawings were mesmerizing the first time I saw them featured in I believe The Artist's magazine.
    Glad you're back at the drawing table!

  2. Hi Michael;
    Thanks, I'm glad to be 'back' also! Yes, her work can be mesmerizing -- I've seen others stand with their face 12 inches from her work and stare......and stare......and stare. Hope your summer is going well Michael.

  3. Lynda,
    Went through your blog...
    You are a great artist...
    liked your art, both graphite and color pencil...
    visited elizabeth patterson's site...
    she is great...
    thanks for leading to her...

  4. Thankyou for your kind comment and for visiting my blog. I visited your son's blog; I think you may have a budding artist! : )

  5. Hi Lynda... This is another Elizabeth Patterson who is quite a fan of the Elizabeth Patterson you have featured here!
    One of the things I really like about these through-the-windshield pieces is how they are so realistic, yet can be viewed as a striking abstract with just a slight shift of perception. Fantastic!

  6. To my excellent colleague and artistic equal; many thanks for the words you have written but more importantly, for your friendship. Unparalleled!


  7. Well!....if it isn't Elizabeth Patterson and Elizabeth Patterson!

    Hi Liz -- I couldn't agree with you more, and the Wilshire Boulevard piece on the blog is a great example of what you describe; so abstract, and yet so realistic. Such a talent to be able to span that divide. Looking forward to seeing you in California!

    Elizabeth -- ditto, ditto, ditto, and........Your wonderful work speaks for itself in so many ways. Not only that; you are such a HARD WORKER and so focused concerning your drawing. You deserve all the great things that are coming your way and more.

  8. Amazing work.....for once I'm quite speechless :))

  9. pretty amazing work. Interesting take on life.