Born in St. Louis, Missouri, I have spent my entire life refining my knowledge in the creation of art with little else than a will to succeed. Crayons, pencils, paint & palette knives are as comfortable as baking bread or cooking in my kitchen. After 45 years of owning several successful art related businesses, Fine Art settled in and abstraction was a very comfortable pad for a final landing. I’m home! My approach is of my own design: layering and weaving colors onto panel and paper to create abstracts falling just short of recognizable features. While horizon lines and other gestural marks may appear, they are but an extension of my thoughts. Music helps me to bring everything onto the surface. The inspiration for this particular piece was Sun Kil Moon's "Admiral Fell Promises" and "Among the Leaves." This painting is on a cradled wood panel with finished edges. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Patricia Oblack

Sun Falling over Gallipoli

Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 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.