Patrice A. Dello-Russo – Flight of the Swans – , 30 x 40
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Growing up in Colorado, Patricia “Patrice” Dello-Russo has been surrounded by wild places all her life. She has a genuine understanding of the birds, wildlife and outdoor scenes she paints, garnered from years spent in the wildlands of the Rocky Mountain West observing nature firsthand. An avid birder, hiker and outdoors woman, her understanding of nature and natural ecosystems has greatly influenced her choice of subject matter.
Most of her works have their genesis in nature, while she is outside experiencing nature – whether birding, hiking, fishing, or on painting trips. Patrice often sets up her easel directly in nature, allowing her to intimately study the nuances of the outdoors and experience the natural habitat of the birds and wildlife she paints. Back in the studio, using these field sketches and photos as reference, she creates larger, more refined paintings.
Patrice currently maintains a studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but spends a good portion of each year painting on location in Colorado and Montana. Her work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and hangs in private collections across the country along with galleries in Colorado and Wyoming.
An award-winning artist, Patrice exhibits her artwork in prestigious annual exhibitions such as the Oil Painters of America, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s international Birds in Art, the American Impressionist Society, Paint the Parks Top 100, and the American Miniatures Invitational.
Selected Recent National and Invitational Shows:
2017, 2016 – American Miniatures Invitational, Settlers West Galleries Tucson, AZ
2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 – Oil Painters of America, Western Regional Exhibit or Juried Salon of Fine Art
2016, 2011, 2009 – American Impressionist Society, National Juried Show and/or miniature exhibit
2017, 2015, 2011 – American Plains Artists, National Juried Show, Lincoln, NB; Las Cruces, NM
2017 – 2014 – Women Artists of the West, National Juried Exhibit, various galleries or museums
2010, 2012 – Salon International Masters of Contemporary Art, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX
2008, 1992 – Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
2017 – Wildscapes Exhibition (formerly Art & the Animal Kingdom), Bennington Center for the Arts, VT
2017 – Puma: Past & Present, invitational exhibit, Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
2016 – Women Artists of the West, National Juried Exhibit, RS Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX – award
Outstanding Oil, Judge: Nancy Boren
2015 – Women Artists of the West, National Juried Exhibit, Tucson Art Museum, Tucson, AZ – Award of
Excellence for Best Bird, Judge: Carol Swinney
2011 – Plein Air Artists Colorado, National Juried Show, Saks Galleries, Denver – Artist’s Choice Award,
Judges: participating artists; and 3rd Place Overall, Judge: Don Sahli
2010 – Plein Air Artists Colorado, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO – Award of Merit, Judge: Jeff Legg
2010 – Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX – Award of Artistic Excellence, Judge:
Raymond Kinsler; and Jury Award – Jury’s Top 60