ARTIST: SHIRLEY PATXOT
Inspired by intense color and texture, self taught Texas artist Shirley Patxot finds herself immersed in possibilities. She doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t creating art of some kind. Her true passion of figural painting, however, began immediately after losing her beloved mother to Alzheimer’s in 2009. The angels she began creating became visible on the canvas with great ease. She is now continually inspired by the kindness of the human spirit and the vulnerability of allowing oneself to be open to those “Angels Among Us”. Her three continuing series are entitled: ANGELS AMONG US, HUMAN KIND and ALL GOD’S CREATURES.
She works primarily in acrylics but has also created her own process using soft and oil pastels, sometimes combining all three. Her style pulls from a love of expressionism and folk art yet always playing with varieties of patterns and colors. The hope that viewers will find themselves connected at some level with her soulful figures is the gift she receives in painting them.