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Pat Molina

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Pat Molina is a working artist, happily living her talent and passion in Austin, Texas. A former bureaucrat working with Texas adoptees and their families, Pat’s retirement in 2011 liberated and enabled her to pursue her artistic career full-time. 

 

Art enriches the spirit and mind, and warms the soul. Painting in watercolor or any water media is a process of letting go; allowing water to seep into the fibers of the paper as it dries, then as the paint begins to settle.

Her influences are Georgia O’Keefe, Van Gogh, Picasso, and Matisse. There are many living artists who have influenced her including Jan Heaton, Eric Wiergardt and her many FaceBook art friends.

 

Contact her for pricing or commissions.

 

BORN:  Texas 1955

             Lives and works in Austin TX



EDUCATION:

  • 1973-1974 University of Texas, Austin

  • 1976-1977 Midland College

  • 1983 Blinn Jr College

 

RESIDENCY:  

2016 Spring Artist at Guadalupe Mountains National Park

 

TEACHING:

​In 2015, started teaching weekly watercolor classes at the Lamar Senior Community Center in Austin TX. In 2017, started teaching at the Riverside Rehab Center, Austin.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

Brenham Downtown Art Gallery



SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

Old Bakery 4 Woman Show in September, Austin TX

2017:

  • 3 woman show at Old  Bakery, Austin TX

  • WEST at the Twin Oak Library, Austin TX

  • WWG Spring Show, rec'd Rosemary Thompson Award

  • Texas Women in Watercolor, Live Oak Art Center, Columbus TX

2016:

  • AVAA Figurative Group Show, Austin

  • EAST Austin Studio Tour

2015:

  • WEST and EAST, Austin

  • AVAA Figurative Group Show, Austin

  • Old Bakery & Emporium, Austin "Scenes from TX"

2014

  • WEST, West Austin Studio Tour

  • WWG, Bass Concert Hall, UT Austin 

  • WWG, Columbus TX 

  • WWG, Corridor of Arts, Austin TX

  • WWG, Butridge Gallery, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin

  • AAAW, Old Bakery & Emporium, PARD, Austin

  • UP Collective Juried Nude Art, Austin

2013

  • EAST, Up Collective

  • Fall Group Show with WWG, North Hills Gallery

  • ​​April/May:  W.E.S.T., Austin TX Studio Tour #80, Fellowship

  • April:  Scenes of Texas and Beyond; Gallery, Old Bakery & Emporium, Austin TX, Curated by City of Austin

  • March:  Figurative Group Show, AVAA, Austin TX Jurer - Melissa Grimes

  • March:  WhiteLab/BlackLab Records Showcase for SXSW & UP Collective Member Show, 

  • Feb/March:  Bass Concert Hall, Austin TX Waterloo Watercolor Group 

2012

  • E.A.S.T, UP Collective, Austin TX​​

  • 3rd Floor Gallery - Old Bakery & Emporium, Austin TX

  • "Austin Figurative Show”, Austin Art Space,  juror M Grimes​

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Waterloo Watercolor Group, Central Texas

  • Austin Artists at Work

  • Austin Urban Sketchers

SELECTED WORKSHOPS/CLASSES ATTENDED:

2017:

  • Mark Mehaffey, Abstract Painting

  • Mary Ann Beckwith, Abstract Painting

2015:

  • Monika Pate, Brenham (Reflections)

  • Eric Wiergardt, Painting Loose

2013/2014

  • Gerald Brommer, WC/Collage

  • Alexis Lavine, WC

  • Thomas Schaller, Watercolor, Demo only

  • Kris Parin Watercolor Workshop, Lakeway TX

  • Kathy Summers, Lakeway TX

2012

  • Jan Heaton, Watercolorist, Laguna Gloria, AMOA

  •  Sue Kemp, Watercolorist, Laguna Gloria, AMOA