Pat McNamara - Painter
Since retiring in 2014 from a successful career in advertising as an illustrator and art director, Chester, VA artist Pat McNamara is now pursuing the pleasures of fine art. Her current medium of choice is pastels and her subjects, painted in a realistic style, include landscapes, still life and figurative work. She loves the buttery feel of soft pastels and the ability to layer many colors without the need to wait for paint
to dry. Recently, Pat has been exploring the creative process through small mixed media collage works as well.
Pat earned her B.F.A. from Minneapolis College of Art & Design in fashion design and illustration. She is a member of Chester Artists Association and exhibits at Crossroads Art Center in Richmond as well as City Gallery in Galax.