Pat Overton – March Artist of the Month
For most of my adult life, painting has meant a lot to me. I first got involved by taking a beginners course when we lived in Boca Raton. For years I was not able to get back to it, but in the ‘80’s I took it up again. I took courses from Nancy Dolce and others in Raleigh N.C. and began to spend a lot of time on artwork. My husband framed the paintings and we took them to galleries all around North Carolina. One day our daughter went to her bank and was surprised to see one of my paintings on the wall that a gallery had sold them.
My work was purchased by Bank of America, CBS Corp., IBM, Disney Studios and SAS to name a few. During the late ‘80’s and 90’s my work won prizes and purchase awards in shows, including Best N.C. Scene at the State Fair.
We moved to Sun City in 2001 and I have been working through the All About Art Club to improve my skills in oil, acrylic, pastels and watercolor. In addition to my artwork being a satisfying form of self expression, relationships formed over the years with fellow artists have been very meaningful to me. At present I enjoy hanging my art in our home. Once in a while, I sell a few paintings. It is nice to have artwork to contribute to good causes. You can see my work at the Pink House Gallery on Hilton Head Island and at the All About Art Gallery in Sun City.