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Patrushka’s art portfolio of original art for sale. Themes included: Portraiture • Realist/Surreal • Day Of The Dead • Abstracts Landscapes and Cityscapes

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Hari, New Altered Book Art For Upcoming Marin MOCA Exhibit

Patricia Zemanek

Pleased as punch to share my new piece, a beautiful altered vintage book, originally titled “Hari, The Jungle Lad”. I was inspired by some inner pages which talk about listening and silence - almost with a meditative connotation. I cut out the pages in squares on each side of the book, to inset and frame my art, which depict scenes described in the book pertaining to lessons on how to hear, listen and enjoy silence. Things we all can use lessons in!

It will be on display in MarinMOCA’s “10th Annual Altered Book Exhibit” which opens this Saturday. If you can’t make it to the opening reception, be sure and drop by for the auction. Book lovers will be happy with the chance to add some art to their walls…

Exhibit Dates: April 27, 2019 - June 1, 2019
Opening Reception: April 27, 4-7pm
Live Auction and Closing Party: June 1, 5-8pm

Art Talk with Mary Austin and Donna Seager
April 27, 4pm, Hamilton Community Center,
(next door to MarinMOCA) 503 South Palm Drive, Novato, 94949

“The book becomes art at MarinMOCA’s 10th Annual Altered Book Exhibit and Fundraiser. Marin’s most unique art show features over 180 original book art objects, created by artists who combine compelling messages with creative technique. Fans and art collectors will see an innovative display of Altered Books. Mary Austin, Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book, and Donna Seager, of Seager Gray Gallery in Mill  Valley will jury this year’s exhibition for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, honorable mention. “

500 Palm Drive,
Novato, California 94949

"Violet Dozing", A New Pet Portrait

Patricia Zemanek

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Painting animals and wildlife is always fun for me and when I can paint someone’s beloved pet it’s even better. All pets have their own personality and quirks, the things that make a pet portrait sing! This black lab was named Violet and she sadly passed to doggie heaven this last year. Just like Grandpa, during her last few years she would often doze off on the couch, head upright but still somehow sleeping… so cute.

I used tones of violet (of course!) in the composition, as well as colors from the client’s living room curtains and wall paint, to happily marry the artwork with their decor. I worked from a few photos I took while visiting. But I’ve also worked from photos clients have emailed me.

This portrait was executed in an abstract style with thick chunky pop art strokes, acrylic on canvas. However I also love to paint more realistic smooth renderings, oil paint or watercolor, or even surreal interpretations. If you’re looking for a pet portrait artist and like what you see, drop me a line. I will work with you on your budget for the art, you can spend as much as you want or as little, depending on how many hours I work. The finished art will be shipped to you, if you don’t live nearby. If you’re looking for a pet portrait artist in the San Francisco Bay Area or Marin County - you’ve found her!

My Portrait of Bill Murray Included in New Book

Patricia Zemanek

A new hardback coffee table book of art featuring Bill Murray has just been published! The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome is written by Ezra Croft and Jennifer Raiser. Chock full of wonderful artworks depicting Bill in many roles and inspirations.

Pictured here - My Three of Clubs playing card homage to Bill, inspired by the movie Caddyshack is included! For a bigger view, click here.

This book that would make a perfect addition for Murray fans far and wide, or a fantastic Christmas, birthday or random gift. Plus you are helping to share and support artists work.

Link to book on Amazon.

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