Patti Isaacs


“Poppies and Peonies” by Patti Isaacs.

Painting on silk using the French Serti technique.

Patti’s art training began at an early age. She received extensive training in high school and went on to study at Indiana University Bloomington. Although her inner voice has always identified with the art world, life required that other events take the forefront. As a single parent she raised a son, who is currently in Japan serving in the US Navy. Through the years she has held on to her inner artist. Patti has spent the past ten years developing her style and medium of expression. Her heart, mind and soul soar as she delves deeper into the world of her passion.

Patti Isaacs is currently working with silk. She is painting and hand dying silk fabric using the French Serti technique.

 

Patti has exhibited in such venues as “The Paper Garden Show” and “Texture: The Art of Paper & Fiber” at the Portland Japanese Gardens, Beaverton Arts Commission, the Village Gallery of Arts and the North Bank Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Wa.   Patti finds inspiration in everyday experiences. Nature is a constant theme in her work.

 

 

 “Blue Door” by Patti Isaacs.

Painting on silk using the French Serti technique.

 

“Perfect Pair” by Patti Isaacs.

Painting on silk fabric using the French Serti technique.

 

Q: What is  painting and hand dying silk fabric using the French Serti technique, you ask?

A: The Serti  technique  was perfected in France, where Serti (French   for “fence” or “closing”) was introduced in the 20th century. Traditional, modern-day silk paintings depict natural scenes from everyday life, including landscapes, flowers and birds.

 

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For more info about the gallery, please go to http://www.fairweatherhouseandgallery.com

 

Fairweather House and Gallery

612 Broadway

Seaside, Oregon

Through May 31

Perfect Pear, Pair,  Pare Exhibition

Regional artists were selected due to their art related to scale and perspective, and the way things correlate and interact.

Featuring artists Lisa Wiser, Patti Isaacs, Jo Pomeroy-Crockett, Blue Bond, Marga Stanley, Bill Baily, and Lynda Campbell.

 

 

 

 

 

“Observing Botany”  calligraphy by Penelope Culbertson.

 

Fairweather House & Gallery offers an exhibition between the study of botany and fine art.  Throughout April the “Observing Botany” exhibition offers original artwork in watercolor, graphite, colored pencil and pen-and-ink and the exploration of the many styles, forms and approaches unique to botanical illustration. Regional artists were on hand at the opening reception during the Seaside First Saturday Art Walk to answer questions, provide interesting facts or anecdotes and to demonstrate their art techniques.

 

 

 

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And, too, many of the dedicated artists traveled to the reception through high winds and sideways rain!

Indeed, an Art Walk evening is not a dress rehearsal… the gallery “proceeded as the way opened” (Amish saying) to  create an art academy evening for the artists and hostesses.

“US National Weather Service/ Apr. 7 at 10:55am: Strongest winds Saturday have been delayed, but are coming. Winds will increase Saturday reaching their peak by evening. Beaches and headlands likely to see gusts to 70 mph, coastal communities gusts to 60 mph. Exposed ridges along the Coast Range should have gusts to 60 mph. These strong winds did not  produce local power outages, falling trees and branches and power lines.”

 

 

Grace note to the artists:

Clearly, the compilation of the Fairweather exhibit, “Observing Botany”, was the work of a dedicated team of artists. and would have been impossible without your enthusiastic support and beautiful art. 

 

 

Many  enjoyed viewing your art and appreciated the opportunity to learn more about botany from fellow artists.

 

Observing Botany would have been impossible without enthusiastic support of the artists.

 

 

“Thank you, Denise, for all that you do.  Very, very nice photos from your photographer. The reception was better attended than I expected, considering the weather and the Gallery looked stunning!”  –Penelope Culbertson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Lily” silk painting by Patti Isaacs. 6×6

About Patti Isaacs:

Patti’s art training began at an early age. She received extensive training in high school and went on to study at Indiana University Bloomington.

Although her inner voice has always identified with the art world, life required that other events take the forefront. As a single parent she raised a son, who is currently in Japan serving in the US Navy. Through the years she has held on to her inner artist.

Patti has spent the past ten years developing her style and medium of expression. Her heart, mind and soul soar as she delves deeper into the world of her passion. Patti is currently working with silk. She is painting and hand dying silk fabric using the French Serti technique. She also is exploring the world of paper art.

“Spring Darlings” silk painting by Patti Isaacs. 6×6.

Patti has exhibited in such venues as “The Paper Garden Show” and “Texture: The Art of Paper & Fiber” at the Portland Japanese Gardens, Beaverton Arts Commission, the Village Gallery of Arts and the North Bank Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Wa. She was juried into the 2011 Portland Open Studios Tour.

 

“Poppies and Peony” silk painting by Patti Isaacs. 16×20.

Grace note from the artist:

 

I am very pleased and excited to invite you to my first Art Show of 2018. I have been invited to participate in Seaside, Oregon’s First Saturday Art Walk! The event will host a reception from 5-7pm Saturday April 7th. My work will be shown at the Fairweather House and Gallery at 612 Broadway. I would love to have you stop in and enjoy the beautiful gallery and art in this themed show “Observing Botany”. –Patti Isaacs

 

Fun fact: Patti served as the 2008 Vice President of the Village Gallery of Arts in Portland Oregon.

 

Patti Isaacs speaks to art walk patrons about the process of painting on silk.