All my work is very intuitive and spontaneous, with an abundance of physical and visual texture. You must see it in person to actually grasp its emotional content. With many layers of color applied, woven, and maneuvered with palette knives to reach the end result, close up or far away, it will keep you interested in the surface.

This piece is on a cradled wood panel with finished natural edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Patricia Oblack

Perimeters Redefined ll

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Patricia Oblack
Glencoe, Missouri

Getting to Know Patricia

As a child in the 1950s, Patricia Oblack sat in front of the television and learned to draw with Jon Gnagy’s New Television Art Instruction Book. The exercise led to a love of art, and in 1962 she begged her mother to purchase lessons from Art Instruction, Inc. in Minneapolis. Within a few weeks, a box arrived with art supplies, including her first palette knife. Patricia finished every lesson, and was in good company–another student of the school was renowned Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz. From that humble beginning, Patricia became a lifelong artist, currently creating dark, earthy abstracts, which she paints with the same palette knife from childhood.