Pat Tanger

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Born in 1958, Pat grew up along the Niantic river. Raised by her artist father, she was the youngest of six children, and often spent time alone with her sketchpad. Both her father and the location of her upbringing has influenced Pat’s artistic style greatly. Pat graduated from Pratt Institute with a B.F.A. degree in Interior design and enjoyed a career designing office interiors, but she always maintained her interest in creating art. In recent years, Pat has studied with several professional artists and is continually working to expand her knowledge.

 

From her first love, the graphite pencil, to her current go-to, pastels, Pat is versed in a variety of mediums. She is inspired by a variety of subjects, and attempts to show the viewer the tranquil emotion of a landscape or the spirit of an animal. With her candid style, she manages to capture the identity of the moment. Like a photograph translated, she gives the viewer the sense of being present in a moment long gone. Combine this with the impressionistic flares present in most of her work, and Pat’s artwork becomes a unique experience that is both captivating and personal, distant but present.

 

Pat has exhibited locally in a number of shows including the CT +6 in West Hartford, the Piedmont in Somers, the Downtown Gallery in New Britain, the Gallery at 100 Pearl in Hartford and in members shows at the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Wethersfield Art League and the Newington Art League where she serves as President.  Pat’s work has won numerous awards over the years.