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.