This painting was inspired by a recent art class exercise in which Pat Forbes was tasked with using collage and color. She based the piece off of her worktable with its brushes, water jugs, and paints. "Taking classes provides new experiences and challenges," says Pat. "We are asked to problem solve and take creative approaches."

- Pat Forbes


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

30" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 7 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.