Patte Kayne

ART - like life - builds layers and nuance into the creative storytelling of time

 

Drawing with the lowly crayon is one of my first creative memories, but I soon moved on to more sophisticated tools.  Paint, pen & ink, pencils - yes, please! I was also absorbing sewing & other needle arts from both grandmothers, my mom, and others.

 

Art & drafting classes from high school to college opened up a Pandora's box of opportunity.  Those college drafting classes led me to my first professional art job as a technical illustrator.  The skills learned in layout & production art are still used today.

 

In 1987,  I discovered decorative painting and immersed myself in learning all I could about painting.  My first teacher encouraged me to also seek out other teachers and introduced me to the Society of Decorative Painters where I achieved my Certified Decorative Artist award in 2006.  

 

Recently, I have been incorporating mixed media into my work to add yet another layer to my story

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