Piece description from the artist
This painting is a combination of a close up view and a distant one. The water in the lower panel is seen from the promenade in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and has details you would see up close, while the upper panel is a more distant view of the ship sailing into the Narrows.
Patty Neal is an artist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. She was born and raised in Northern California and for years had a studio in San Francisco at Hunters Point Shipyard, an artists community.
She has always made art; drawing, pen and ink, etching and painting. Her mother was a painter and Patty sat often as a model for her. In return, her mother's art served as inspiration for her to become an artist. She paints in oils.
Because life is an accumulation of experiences; visual, emotional and mental, Patty expresses this in her work by using multiple panels or segmenting a single panel into separate visual spaces. The works are made up of pieces or elements of city and landscape; often combining images from different contexts into a single image. She is particularly interested in light and its effect on creating a sense of time, place or even memory.
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