Metro Gallery at City Hall hosts local artist Patti Christensen-Woodard. Not Your Mother’s Garden – Explorations and Meditations is a series of pastel paintings that extend beyond pure botanical accuracy. It is also about how the painting feels and the ability to take viewers on a visual journey of floral impression and semi-abstract interpretations of organic forms.
“Nature's flora—their fluid and organic shapes, patterns and designs, and meditative qualities—are catalysts for my series of paintings combining realism and abstraction. Often, I imagine flora as having whimsical human traits, emerging from my curious journey of meditation.” – Patti Christensen-Woodard
Patti Christensen-Woodard exhibited locally, regionally, and in juried competitions such as the PSWC's Pastels USA International Open Exhibitions, 'Pastels on High' with the Sierra Pastel Society, and the 55th and 58th Stockton Art League exhibitions at the Haggin Museum. Patti is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of the West Coast and the Sierra Pastel Society and a recipient of several awards. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and the Nevada Historical Society. Ms. Christensen Woodard is a life long artist, Nevadan, and graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno. Patti also teaches classes in drawing, pen and ink, and pastel for the Continuing Education Department of Truckee Meadows Community College.