Textiles were one of many popular import items coming to New England through the trade with the Far East. The warp and weft create a design that is embedded in the textile itself. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Pat Forbes

China Trade Textile III

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



Pat Forbes
naples, Florida

Getting to Know Pat

Pat Forbes is an abstract painter whose aesthetic is heavily influenced by her 20 years as a collector and dealer of Middle Eastern textiles. Pat, who lives on the Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts, uses a neutral palette to present her interpretation of the world around her– from marshes and mountains to stones and spiderwebs. She is drawn to pattern and design, both of which influence the use of balanced repetition in her work. Pat’s muted colors invite pensive meditation, while her deliberate use of line guides the eye through satisfyingly symmetrical compositions.