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Pat Forbes naples, Florida

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 west coast of Florida, 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.

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    About The Artist

    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 west coast of Florida, 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.

    Artist Statement

    Inspiration for my paintings springs from the world I see around me. Landscapes, large and small, engage me. Marshes, beaches, tidal flats, city streets, summer gardens, mountain vistas, seashells, stones, spider webs, all with their seemingly random designs, reflect the constant that informs my work.
    I paint the feelings and moods a landscape evokes in me.
    My medium is primarily acrylics and sometimes found objects that provide texture and complexity. I love the acrylic medium because I can touch it. I believe touch is an important and underused way we can experience art.

    Artist Background


    Bachelor of Science, 1969

    Master of Arts, 1972

    Press

    Spotlight on Pat Forbes by The Boston VoyagerRead Pat's story, how she became an artist, and her thoughts about life in Boston

    Hear What Collectors Say About Pat's Work

    Pat Forbes 2/4/2020 | 10:58 AM

    Thank you! I am so pleased my painting has found a place in your home. Snow Moon is one of my favorites.

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    G Fisher purchased this artwork. 2/4/2020 | 9:12 AM

    I love Snow Moon which I have placed prominently in my dining room. The textures are amazing and give the room a dramatic feel offsetting dark colored walls with the eerie white colors in the painting. Thank you Pat!

    C Webb 4/25/2016 | 2:24 PM

    Pat, your Parker River painting just arrived, and it's even more wonderful than I'd hoped. And thank you for the lovely note, too. I am delighted to discover your work!

    Pat Forbes 1/31/2013 | 9:30 AM

    J My daughter helped me find my way into Pinterest And I was delighted to see my work there. Thank you for your kind words. My art ego is glowing with pleasure.

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    Jwoodrome 1/27/2013 | 2:53 PM

    I've borrowed your lovely painting for my Pinterest board. Lots of folks are repinning it. Love it! Thanks for your lovely work. Janet Woodrome

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    B Finley 1/2/2012 | 8:34 AM

    Love, love, love your work! The colors, textures all make me feel peaceful/thoughtful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Pat Forbes 10/29/2011 | 9:56 AM

    Thank you D Combs. As a new artist on Ugallery I sincerely appreciate your comments. You made my week !

    D. Combs 10/27/2011 | 8:20 PM

    I like your style and choice of colors. Beautiful!

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    bmarquardt 10/20/2011 | 1:41 PM

    Gorgeous!!

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