Friday, April 30, 2010
Patti Durkee - Folk Artist
Meet Patti Durkee
"Patti Durkee grew up in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. She attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science with honours in psychology. After having worked as a research assistant in the Psychology Department for a year, Patti decided to pursue a Bachelor of Education from Mount Saint Vincent in Halifax.She teaches Grade 5 at Armour Heights Public School. After being inspired by her sister, Roseann Fine’s artistic talent, Patti took drawing and painting classes from James (Sandy) Spencer who is featured in the National Art Gallery in Ottawa. She began painting in 1999. Many of her painting are inspired by the sea and landscapes of Nova Scotia. Patti recently had an exhibit at the Wagner Rosenbaum Gallery in Toronto. Her hobbies also include photography. While on vacation in Nova Scotia in 2003, Patti attended the Lunenberg Folk Art Festival with her daughter, Haley. After viewing the whimsical and primitive styles of folk art by a variety of artists, she was inspired to start her own business to share her passion with others."
In Full Bloom
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