The Empire is in Houston. It used to have a really nice patio with large yellow umbrellas. Like everything else in this life, the view is completely changed but the yellow umbrellas live on in this painting.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas and the painting continues around the sides. The work comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Melinda Patrick

Empire Cafe
MELINDA PATRICK


Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front and back
2011

30" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$750

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Artist
Melinda Patrick
Magnolia, Texas

Getting to Know Melinda

Melinda’s bright acrylic paintings feel like snapshots of everyday life. Her cheery compositions capture glimpses of what a carefree passerby may notice on a sunny weekend afternoon. Main street signage, casual cafes, and outdoor leisure areas leave the viewer nostalgic for summer vacations passed. Melinda’s subject matter comes from her personal snapshots. “I take thousands of photos everywhere I go,” she says. Then, back in her home studio, she uses her pictures as reference material, but takes creative license with colors and composition. Her bold yet crisp use of color, shadow, and shape speaks to her professional background in graphic design, and results in compelling examples of contemporary realism.