Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion
Institute of Technology, New York City, is a signature
member of the American Watercolor Society, the National
Watercolor Society, the National Collage Society
and the National Association of Women Artists.
Dews creates experimental works in watermedia on
paper and canvas. She paints the abstract essence
of nature. The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks,
water and crumbled walls are translated into richly
layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated.
Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms,
transparent and opaque paint - all held together
by a basic abstract underlying shape. It is this
intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value,
which produces her award-winning paintings. When
Pat paints, it is a lively, fascinating performance
as she shows that, with the simplest tools, less
can become more, much more.
Pat is an enthusiastic, popular instructor, teaching
workshops internationally. She takes great delight
in her students' many successes.
Pat is the author of Creative Composition & Design
(The Painter’s Workshop), 2003, and Creative Discoveries
in Watermedia, 1998, published by North Light Books. Her work
has appeared in numerous books and publications.
Dews' videos, Designing Great Starts with Texture and Form and
Let's Get Started Finishing are available through Cheap
Joe's Art Stuff.