i have been been painting professionally for over forty years. as a child i always excelled in art and dreamt of having a career as an artist....... i have been strongly influenced by the abstract expressionists. many of their paintings evoke a tremendous emotional response from me.
i hope to do the same in my paintings through color, exciting, provocative line work, texture and a strong composition......in my seascapes, i try to capture the ocean in a spontaneous, heartfelt, expressive way....it’s a labor of love!
i feel extremely grateful that i am able to paint each and every day. my work is in hundreds of corporate and private collections.
patti in the press
Newport is home to an abundance of creators, influencers, and visionaries. It’s hard not to look at the Newport coastline and instantly feel a sense of splendor and appreciation; it is then no wonder that many artists draw their inspiration from the city’s picturesque landscape.
We got to pick the mind inspired mind of Patricia Ganek, Newport local, and contemporary abstract artist.
When did you first discover your passion or art?
“I fell in love with drawing and painting at age eight when I first started spending my summers at Camp Sunningdale for girls on Sebago lake in Maine. Our instruction was outstanding; we were taught to draw what we saw. I have vivid memories of repeatedly drawing the same beautiful, huge tree right in front of the art shack. Once I mastered that, I progressed to painting many oil paintings of Sebago lake and also of my beloved cat, Togi. I was encouraged greatly by the instructor, Harris, and the art awards I received at camp.”