Featured Artist Patricia Leeds

Patricia Leeds creates mixed media and encaustic works filled with texture, contrast and light. Explore more of her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

abstract oil painting by Patricia Leeds

“Calm” Oil and Cold Wax, 24” x 24”

 

I have been an artist since I was a little girl, drawing outside of the lines.

 

Abstract oil painting by Patricia Leeds

“Friends” Oil and Cold Wax, 20″ x 20″

 

I break rules, I experiment.

 

colorful abstract art encaustic monotype painting by Patricia Leeds

“Change the Channel” Encaustic Monotype 20″ x 28″

 

I work in a variety of mediums—encaustic, oils and photography. As a visual person and a collector of imagery, I create my art to reflect what I experience in the world. My work represents my internal life.

 

Abstract mixed media painting by Patricia Leeds

“Walls I prefer #3” Mixed Media, 16” x 20”

 

I have always been delighted with old walls, the peeling of walls, the colors, the shapes, the way that the light reflects at different times of the day, the rusting that occurs when light, water, and aging happen.

 

Encaustic abstract painting by Patricia Leeds

“Bubbles” Encaustic on panel, 20″ x 20″

 

I try to represent this aesthetic in my paintings. I love deep saturated colors.

 

Abstract oil painting by Patricia Leeds

“Walls I prefer #1” Oil, 11” x 14”

 

Recently someone told me that paintings with a lot of red in them do not sell well. I have found this to actually not be true. Red is a very emotional color and represents passion, strength and warmth of feeling. Many of my paintings have red in them.

 

Abstract oil painting by Patricia Leeds

“The Surface of Dreams” Oil and Cold Wax, 20” x 20”

 

I work with both encaustic, and oil and cold wax. I love the transparent quality and the ability to scrape through layers and add collage materials. It can be a physical, three-dimensional medium, or a monotype.

 

Mixed media abstract painting by Patricia Leeds

“Inspire” Mixed Media, 24” x 24”

 

When the weather is too hot to work with hot wax, I work with cold wax and oils which has a very different feel to it.

 

abstract encaustic monotype painting by Patricia Leeds

“Le Peep” Encaustic Monotype, 20″ x 28″

 

With both mediums, I can create layers and embed collage materials, or stay in two dimensions.

 

Abstract oil painting by Patricia Leeds

“Walls I prefer #5” Oil, 11” x 14”

 

I am mainly self-taught. I’ve been exhibited nationally and internationally and have received numerous awards. I also teach classes in digital art in Marin county California.

 

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