Patty Kane’s passion is painting with transparent watercolor using a limited palette. She says, “it is a process, which allows me to explore subject matter that inspires my creativity and passion for mixing color”.
The beauty of the Florida landscape, skies, and coastal scenes is the inspiration for most of her paintings. “When I am painting, I tend to simplify my subject matter into large shapes and color. My work is an expression of what I see. This process seems to parallel the simplicity I strive for in my daily life”.
Patty Kane began her dream of leading an artistic life 20 years ago while studying painting and drawing at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, Florida where she was accepted into the Fellowship Program, and was granted a Studio Artist position.
Eleven years ago, Patty relocated to Southwest Florida. While a member of Naples Art District, an independent group of 30+ artists, her studio was known for it’s open door policy to art lovers and art students alike. “My studio was also my gallery. People love to see an artist’s painting process and talk about the scenes so familiar to those who visited the area”. She also had the opportunity to teach on a full time basis at Centers For The Arts of Bonita Springs, Fort Myers Beach Art Association, BIG Arts, and Naples Art Association.
She won many awards for her Florida-themed paintings, most recently the ‘Lee Ackert’ Award for Outstanding Color at Fort Myers Beach Art Association. She was granted “Art Educator of the Year at Center For The Arts of Bonita Springs in 2010 and received a “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” for Keeping Hope Alive Through Art at an exhibition in Winter Park, Florida.
Now back in Central Florida, Patty has opened “Gallery on 434”, which is Central Florida’s newest Pop Up Gallery located in Winter Springs. Her vision is to spotlight Florida artists, who share the same passion for their art.