Thursday, May 22, 2014

Artist Profile: Patricia Eldridge

Artist Patricia Eldridge has participated in Paws For Charity Projects for a few years...I'm so glad she continues to contribute her art for this project! She finally has a website, so you can view more of her creations: pattiart.blogspot.com

Patricia Eldridge (pattiart.blogspot.com)
Where do you live? What made you want to contribute to help raise funds for an animal shelter in Nova Scotia?
I’m from the Florida Panhandle, but I live in Huntsville, AL now.  I always like to help with animal welfare projects anywhere I can.  I have a problem being very ‘hands-on’ with animals, because I get attached in about 5 seconds and want to keep every animal that I try to help, so if I can help raise funds for them and leave the rest to the professionals, that works better for me.  I have been blessed to be able to paint for a living, so any time I can pay back with my art that works for me! 

Do you have any creative mentors?
One of my mentors is a watercolor artist here in Huntsville named Jean Wood.  She’s in her late 80’s and is a lot of fun to be around.  We have both been on a yupo paper painting kick lately.  We’ll have a glass of wine and get together to see what the other has created.  We think alike on most topics and never run out of things to talk about.

Tell us about a future project you have in mind?
My next project is going to be a series of dogs and cats done in a very loose, very ‘watery’ watercolor style (if I can pull it off!) I had a dream that I was looking at a dog painting done this way and wished that I had done it myself….then was happy to wake up and realize that it hadn’t been done – at least that I’ve seen – and that I can still do it myself!

A big THANK YOU to Patricia for continuing to contribute to the Paws For Charity Projects!

Click on this link to preview this year's book: http://www.blurb.com/books/5210564-2014-paws-for-charity
For a 25% discount on your purchase, input coupon code P4C2014 (valid until June 30, 2014). All proceeds from the sale of these books are donated to Sheltering Helpless Animals in Distress (SHAID.ca), an animal Shelter in Nova Scotia.
E-books are also available...you can preview e-books here: http://store.blurb.com/ebooks/468601-2014-paws-for-charity

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