Patricia Mansell's blog

Saturday, 6 June, 2020
Current Works in Progress:May 12, 2020Working Title: "Head’s Up" (River Otters)It was a beautiful day in May, I was out photographing and came upon this lovely pair of River Otters playing at the edge of the river, darting in and out of the water – the sun on their fur was just wonderful.  I knew that I would enjoy painting them.At the beginning stages it is just getting the animals positioned and making decisions on colouring etc. Okay – decided that I didn’t like where the back otter was sitting.  I thought it would look a lot better if the...
PATRICIA MANSELL, FEATURED ARTIST FOR SEPTEMBER Our featured artist for this month is Patricia Mansell, a woman who is passionate about wildlife, as is reflected in her artist’s statement:“One of the strengths of wildlife art is its ability to tell stories.  In my paintings I try to bring out the individuality of each animal as it goes about its everyday life. I portray many endangered animals, hoping that bringing them to life in my art will raise awareness of how close we are to losing them.”Patricia MansellPatricia’s style was originally established...