Pat McLamore

Blue Swings

Oil on Hardboard 14”x16"

I am an emerging artist after neglecting my love for drawing and painting for several years since college. About 5 years ago I started back into art, looking to make it my new career. Knowing that art is a very competitive field I tried to define my niche by using different surfaces for my painting and drawing. As for this year’s theme, I experiment with oils or acrylic on finished wood, hardboard, canvas, or whatever works.
Another of my experiments entails oils on cloth which then is shaped and attached to a surface to create a 3-dimensional look. I prefer oils, a traditional medium. Since a majority of artists prefer to use acrylic paint as their medium, oils could be considered the “new normal.” I love what I do. I can do what I love.