Lynn Patron’s ‘Vignettes of Life’ Exhibit Opens

Posted: March 19, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Art and Visual Technology Department announces the opening of “Vignettes of Life,” an exhibition by painter and sculptor Lynn Patron. The exhibition of oil paintings will be on display in the Mason Hall Alumni Atrium Gallery on the Fairfax Campus through March 27.

“The expressionistic creativity of my art brings into being an integrated categorical reaction that reflects the depth and range of feelings that people exude or suppress as they contemplate life’s joys, sorrows and upsets,” Patron says of her work.

“Through my paintings I seek refuge in the comfort of soothing shapes and colors to reveal the emotions of the human condition.”

Lynn Patron painting
“The Picnic” by Lynn Patron
Image courtesy of Lynn Patron

Prior to starting a painting, Patron studies the subject.

“I begin contemplating on what is not obvious, what is not being said, what is being repressed, hidden or kept from public display. However, once discovered, the story is ready for translation to canvas.”

Patron’s style is influenced by the French School. She begins with a simple and strong black outline to highlight the shapes and composition. Her trademark is the use of strong, yet soothing color combinations, and she often uses the color red to emphasize strength or drama.

“The images on the canvas ignore the superficial and reject pretense,” Patron says. “They circumvent clear defined representations and instead capture essence and emote emotions. A representational continuum containing integrated and complex human nuances expressing and exposing the degrees of life’s moods captivate the onlooker.”

Originally from Connecticut, Patron now resides in Miami Beach and spends time in Great Falls, Va. She maintains studios in each location.

She has studied at numerous art museums and venues, including the Art League in Alexandria, the Corcoran School of Art, the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami and the Bass Museum in Miami Beach.

Patron’s work has been on display at many art galleries and in private collections across the United States, including the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Marin-Price Galleries and John Matthew Moore Fine Art in Chevy Chase, Md., the Gallery on Merchants Square in Williamsburg, Va., Gallery Blue in Nantucket, Mass., the Nan Miller Gallery in Rochester, N.Y., and the Gracie Lawrence Gallery in Delray Beach, Fla.

She recently concluded an exhibition at the University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers in Ann Arbor and will have a one-person show at Gallery Blue in June.

Patron has also donated her work to raise funds for Best Buddies International, a not-for-profit organization created to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.

For more information on her work, see her web site,

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