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Biography on Pat Lang:
Pat began painting in her late teens. As a self-taught artist, she visited galleries to study famous works, and found valuable information in art instruction publications. Over the years she discovered valuable techniques to develop her own personal style.
Pat works primarily in oils. Her subject matter varies from landscapes to seascapes to still life. She travels the countryside of Maryland capturing on camera subjects for future paintings. Working from a studio in her home in Easton, she has developed her own style of still life painting, utilizing unique and interesting objects she owns.
Her work is currently being exhibited at the A.M. Gravely Gallery in St. Michaels, MD, and local art shows and exhibits.
Her work has been exhibited at the following galleries: Le Hatchery in Easton, MD; Still Life Gallery, City, MD; Hanover Area Art Guild Gallery, Hanover, PA; Rebecca M. Leister Gallery of Fine Art, Westminster, MD; Benfield Gallery, Severna Park, MD; Shereen's Exquisite Fine Art Gallery, Frederick, MD, and the Easton Promise Gallery, Easton, MD.
Shows and exhibits include Local Color, Tidewater Inn, Easton, MD; Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD; Hanover Area Art Guild, Show and Sale, Hanover, MD; Havre de Grace Art Show, Havre de Grace, MD; Westminster Art in the Park show, Westminster, MD; Bel Air Art Festival, Bel Air, MD; Ocean City Festival of the Arts, Ocean City, MD; Labor Day Art Show and spring WineFest and Art Show , St. Michaels, MD; Chestertown Art in the Park, Chestertown, MD; Gunpowder River Art Fest at the Boordy Vineyards, Hydes, MD; and the Members Show the Academy of Art, Easton, MD.
Pat is currently a member and publicity chairperson of the St. Michaels Art League in St. Michaels, MD; a member of the Working Artists Forum in Easton, MD (a juried membership) as well as serving as their publicity chairperson/newsletter editor and website editor; and a registered artist on the Visual Artist Registry of the Maryland State Arts Council. She also teaches oil painting classes at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD through the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL) program.
Statement by the Artist:
It would be difficult to image a life without time to paint. I must paint, surely as I must eat. Art has been an important part in my life since my elementary school days in Baltimore, Maryland. I can remember the encouragement I received from my third grade teacher. It is amazing the lasting effect those encouraging comments have made, even into adulthood.
All around me are inspirations for paintings. Shadows, alley ways, stairs, cats, clouds, everyday items around the house; everywhere I look I can see the possibility of a new painting. I like to create a scene that draws the viewer into painting, to become a part of it. Life is in the painting, and I want the viewer to experience the moment, the same moment that inspired me and to enjoy it.
Recently I have been drawn to paint still life, placing ordinary items in an arrangement to accentuate their form, and create a setting which compliments the items in a cohesive environment pleasing to the viewer.
After more than 45 years of painting, I continue to challenge myself. The learning and growing never stops, as each new work of art shows me not only where I am in my art currently, but where I want to go.