I knew I wanted a life in art the day I graduated from high school. I highly recommend it, life is more colorful with a brush in your hand. I tried numerous “art jobs” finding the perfect fit teaching art part- time in a high school and a few workshops. I get a big reward convincing all ages they can learn how to do this, and I do, convince many, possibly hundreds a year.
My art is a true journey of fun with a fair amount of angst mixed in. Most of my work is a scrapbook of my life, places I’ve been, people I have met but it is also a visual journal of playing with materials and testing new approaches.
I spent a quarter of a century doing large watercolors; I love the glow and fluidity of that media. Splashing is fun. But I have to try it all and lately returned to painting on location. Plein Air painting is thrilling. Nothing is more challenging than racing the light and fighting the elements to record a moment that will never happen again.
Never a dull day,
Patricia A Undis is a nationally recognized painter. A signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Minnesota Watercolor Society she the recipient of several “Best of Shows” and “Award of Excellence” most recently; “Best Downtown” Red Wing Plein Aire Festival, “Best of Show” Arts in Harmony 2010 and Minnesota Watercolor Society 2009. The first time Undis was juried into the Transparent Watercolor Society of America she won “Best of Show.” Undis has won over sixty awards. Pat’s paintings appear in the “The Artistic Touch 4.”
Pat Undis has done freelance commercial work for national companies and illustrated a children’s book, The Lighthouse Mouse which was awarded an “IPPY” award.
Pat has been an arts administrator, director of Banfill Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN and creator and director of North Artists Studio Crawl, nascrawl.org. Currently Pat teaching AP Art and Painting at Blaine High School Blaine, Minnesota