Studio Blog

The Nature of Risk

Artist in Residency Playful Project

The Nature of Risk

The Nature of Risk by Patricia SoperWhat courage, each year, has the tree to once again birth her leaves, her pink cherry blossoms or delicate dogwood petals, knowing in days, weeks or months, they will wither and fall to the ground. So, too, the crocus or tulip, who struggles through the frozen ground, regardless the chance of Spring snowfall. Even in warmed, her flower's glory will be short-lived. What freedom to show up, generously share, sure of one's value to Earth. Oh, to be like that, to bloom without fear, not clinging to longevity, nor demanding guarantee, but offer our...

Read more →


2023: The Year of Being "Playful"

Artist in Residency Playful Playful Project Studio

2023: The Year of Being "Playful"

For me, the goal of this self-directed artist in residency is to remove everyday digital distractions in order to hone and focus on painting from an intuitive heart-felt place. My focus is to create purely from a playful place. I aim to simply explore the relationship between my painting practice and how it is influenced or not influenced by the digital world by removing it altogether.

 

Read more →


2022 Year in Review

daily painting sketchbook year in review

2022 Year in Review

In December each year, I love reflecting on what were my highs and lows and lessons learned for each year. I thought I would share them here with you! Also a HUGE thank you to all of you who supported me this year in any way and welcome to all my new collectors and followers. This year I shipped out original work, prints, and products to people in almost every state here in the USA! I love sharing my work here in this space with you and I can't wait to dive into what 2023 holds for me.

Read more →


Inspiration behind the Painted Pottery Collection

Painted Pottery

Inspiration behind the Painted Pottery Collection

When Dreams Become Reality!! I've had this idea swimming and marinating in my head for over 2 years. After being inspired while looking at the evolution of Picasso's pottery journey, AND being heavily inspired by block printing in 2021, I had the idea to focus on painting pottery using simple gesture lines….

Read more →


Blue Beaches in the Studio

Beach Blue Beaches Kids in Studio Ocean Waterscapes

Blue Beaches in the Studio

These exaggerations awakened in me a deep sense of freedom and revealed a sort of instinctual thought pattern. I feel these paintings have been stored deep inside of me along with my childhood. This collection of "Blue Beaches" awakens early habits and sensations, and plunged me deep into that miraculous world of imagination.

Read more →