I discovered Patricia Burns twice--in one week.  First, while working on a client project, a store owner (who happens to be her neighbor) recommended her art.  Then, a few days later, a friend invited me to a show at Muse Gallery where, it turns out, Patricia was the featured artist.  That kind of coincidence is simply meant to be.

While I found them pretty when viewed online, in person her paintings positively pulsate with rich, vibrant color palettes ranging from Blues to Bubble Gum. [#2 & #4 above]  "I paint purely from the passion of the paint, the moment and my guts," says Patricia.  "Whatever happens in my life inspires my paintings. Family, friends, romance, world events, adventure are all tucked in there.  My personal emotions are in each painting and I can tell what I was feeling in each one. They are never the same."

"I don't have any plan in mind when I start," she adds.  "Sometimes I think the painting paints itself and names itself too!"

After confirming that Patrica Burns' mysterious midnight blue Nights In White Satin would indeed be the perfect counterpoint to my client's neutral color scheme, I found plenty of art I'd love to have in my own home.  In particular a red piece bursting with energy and happiness for my sunny second-floor loft.  Or perhaps one day, in the beach house of my dreams, a collection of her works hung on soft white walls, with rustic ebony floors, giant cushy sofas, a long table with bright and funky unmatched chairs ... and not much else.

Patricia Burns is an artist, filmmaker and, yes, a Moody Blues fan.  
To see more of her work visit www.patriciaburnsartist.com 
or contact her at pfburns@comcast.net
phone: 610-649-1748
Muse is an artist-run gallery in Old City, Philadelphia.

All images courtesy Patrica Burns

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