Featured Artist Patricia Scarborough

Experience an amazing collection of nature-inspired works brought to life by the hand of painter Patricia Scarborough. View more of her portfolio by visiting her website.


oil painting of a bird #birdart #oilpainting

“The First Song” oil, 18″ x 24″


I am unapologetically in love with the landscape. This appreciation has fueled my work for decades.


oil painting landscape #landscape #fineart

“Woodland Repose” oil, 30″ x 40″


My oil paintings represent both my love of the grand views of the Great Plains of the United States, and also a new more intimate understanding of the intensity of life at my feet.


oil painting of a field of flowers #botanicalart

“Coming to Pass” oil, 36″ x 36″


In early 2020, experiencing the cultural and personal upheavals of a pandemic as well as other life changes, I felt a pull to leave the romance of huge skies and ancient tree lines. I began to acknowledge the subtle, yet remarkable power of the great forces just under my nose. This is where insects pollinate the next generation, seeds emerge and become oceans of grass, and birds hide in branches which tangle into fortresses.


oil painting of sand dunes #beachart

“Caught in a Brisk Wind” oil, 36″ x 36″


I felt a need to acknowledge a tenuous life cycle, but one with deep roots that would ensure existence would continue. Sensitivity to themes of regeneration, loss, patience and strength formed as I brought these images to my easel.


oil painting of summer flowers #floralart

“Culmination of Summer” oil, 24″ x 24″


I still love open fields and rows of trees. That will never change. Interest in more intimate views of those same fields and trees has opened a fresh viewpoint for me to work with.


Floral oil painting #floralart

“Joy in the Shadows” oil, 36″ x 36″


I consider myself to be a self-taught artist. I have a degree in Studio Art only because I always added an art course to my class schedule. Eventually I realized that the art building was where I felt at home and left college with a degree. At the time I had no intention of having a serious art practice.


oil painting early spring landscape #springscene

“The Sweet Aroma of Spring” oil, 18″ x 24″


Like so many artists, family and work took my energy and focus for years. For the last two decades, I have dedicated myself to growing as an artist in pastels and oils by taking classes with excellent artists and exhibiting across my home state.


oil painting nature art #natureart

“A Passing Stillness” oil, 30″ x 30″


My work has been exhibited at places like the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg Kansas, the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney, Nebraska and Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Art in David City Nebraska, as well as galleries in Nebraska and Kansas City. My paintings are held in public and private collections across the United States and Europe.


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  1. These are almost abstract. I like the style.

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