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By Patti Gildersleeve

Patti's recent figure paintings celebrate the human experience and our connections to each other and our surroundings.

Patti often uses photographs of people for inspiration for a painting. She looks for what is unique about the composition, and how she feels when she sees the subject. Then she hopes to express that feeling in the painting.  


Patti has always been intrigued by the human figure whether in a life drawing or portrait class, or when studying various forms of bodywork and movement. She has learned that every part of the body expresses and holds emotion, even down to the fingertips.


Hawaii is Patti's spirit home. She lived on Oahu in the late 1950’s as a child and returning to Hawaii when she retired was a dream come true. Her love of nature was inspired by the rainbows, turquoise oceans, brightly colored flowering trees, fragrant flowers and softly glowing sunsets.


Patti lived in Berkeley, CA for 43 years raising 3 sons and having a 25-year career in computer graphics and publishing before returning to Hawaii in 2013.


BFA Oil Painting, University of California, Davis

Painting workshops with George Allen, Michael Clements, John Cosby, and Daniel Gerhartz.



Hui No’eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2018
Herstory, Award of Excellence, Juried Exhibition, Manhattan Arts International, 2018
The Healing Power of Art, Inspiring the Positive, Juried Exhibition,
     Manhattan Arts International 2017
Hui No’eau Centennial 10x10 Juried Exhibition 2017
Hui No’eau Heart of the Hui Annual Members Exhibition 2015
Hui No’eau Annual Juried Exhibition 2015

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