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Flowers and Landscapes in Pastel and Watercolor
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I love paint. I love the soft, dusty, velvety feel of a pastel stick. I love loading a brush and the buttery feel of oil paint being stroked on a canvas. I love the smell of oil paint and linseed oil.

I love color. I love the process of mixing paints and creating colors. I love placing colors next to one another until a painting glows. Every time I open one of my pastel sets, it feels like Christmas all over again. All those beautiful colorful sticks are like tiny little packages under the tree, just itching to be tried out and sampled. I love finding colors that harmonize and sing with each other or a color that screams "look at me!"

I love being outside. When I look at nature, I’m drawn both to place and detail. The world is full of abstract shapes and patterns waiting to be discovered -- the light and dark areas created when leaves overlap with sunlight behind them, the overlooked forms that a rose’s shadow casts upon another flower, the minute detail in a single blossom or the abstract masses of trees among swaying grasses.

Mayapple Studio
Patricia Savage
Past President, Pastel Society of NC
Mobile (919) 438-6766

Support for Conservation:
Special Achievements:
  • 2004 - Artists in Residence
    Artist in Residence at Denali National Park, Alaska from July 19 - July 29, 2004
  • 2001 - The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced
    In 2001, Patricia participated as a scholar (expedition artist) in the Smith College project The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced: A Century of Change. A television special about this scientific and cultural exploration of Alaska will appear this spring on PBS.

  • 2000 - Award of Excellence
    George Bathing at Hatteras won at the Society of Animal Artists annual show.
  • 1999 - Red-cockaded Woodpecker Conservation Fund
    In 1999, she was invited to paint the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation printed a limited edition print to raise money for the Conservation Fund.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
    "Late Fall" was stolen from GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Director, North Carolina Museum of Natural Science
    Betsy Bennet owns "Sunbathers", a watercolor of turtles sunning on a log.
  • Red-cockaded Woodpecker Conservation Fund
    The Conservation Foundation bought the original watercolor done for their limited edition prints for their permanent collection.
  • Fort Bragg, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U. S. Department of the Interior
    Own limited edition prints of "Red-cockaded Woodpecker"
  • Director, Clark Science Center
    Bought entire collection of illustrations for the book to be produced in conjuntion with PBS special, The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced, for Smith College.
  • past Art Director, Wildlife in North Carolina magazine
    Donnan Robbins bought a "Digitalis ambigua", watercolor.

  • Modern Botanical Art — Eden Re-imagined (2008)
    Contributing artist. - This volume showcases 75 contemporary botanical artists in North America. Several of my botanical paintings will be featured in this book.
    Author: Libby Kyer
    Published by: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Artist Working in Alaska (2003)
    author and illustrator - Article for the Guild about the illustrations produced for the book that came out in conjunction with the PBS special: The 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced.

    Author: Patricia Savage
    Published by: Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Newsletter
  • Botanical Painting of Alaskan Plants (2003)
    author and illustrator - Article about the photographs and paintings that have come out of trips to Alaska.
    Author: Patricia Savage
    Published by: American Society of Botanical Artists Newsletter
  • North to Alaska: A Triangle Artist will help retrace an 1899 scientific expedition (2001)
     - An article published about the voyage recreating the 1899 Harriman Expedition
    Author: G.D. Gearino
    Published by: The Raleigh News and Observer
  • Best of Wildlife 2 (1999)
    Contributor - How-to book on Wildlife art
    Author: Rachel Rubin Wolff
    Published by: North Light Books
  • Best of Wildlife (1997)
    Contributor - 
    Author: Rachel Rubin Wolff
    Published by: North Light Books
Organization Membership:
  • Society of Animal Artists
    Signature Member. Juried nature painters from around the world who promote excellence in painting the creatures and landscapes around us and to educate the public.
  • The Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
    The Guild is a non-profit organization which aids artists and illustrators who are interested in the field of natural science and encourages high competence through annual conferences, newsletters, regional chapters, and good cheer.

    Summer 2002 Annual Conference, Patricia lectured about her responsibilities as artist for the 1899 Harriman Expedition Retraced.

  • Pastel Society of America
    Signature Member
  • Pastel Society of North Carolina

  • Women Painters of the Southeast

  • Southeaster Pastel Society
    The Southeastern Pastel Society was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting pastel painting in the Southeast.
  • American Impressionist Society
    American Impressionist Society, Inc. defines American Impressionism as the concern for light on form, color, and brushstrokes. It allows equal latitude between these attributes, and recognizes not a single definitive element, but several factors–including high key light and hue, visual breakdown of detail, concern for contemporary life, and cultivation of direct and spontaneous approaches to a subject.


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Raleigh, North Carolina
USA 27606
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