Mad Hatter artist; Patricia Knight
The Mad Hatter Arts Festival is November 15 and 16 at The Barnacle. We'll be profiling some of the artists who are participating this year.
Patricia Knight, of ArtCat Studio, shown here, creates linoleum cut prints. "I got hooked on it in grad school and never looked back," she says. Patricia is a certified art teacher, originally from western New York, for over 15 years, she has been selling her art at fairs and galleries.
Locally she has shown at the Mad Hatter, Deering Estate, Victoria Park Art and Jazz, Pompano Arts and Jazz Fest and the Boca Artist Market. At the Victoria Park show she has twice won 2nd place in the Fine Arts division with her linocuts.
Patricia also makes one of a kind cut paper cards, some of which only take a few minutes while others take a few days. She has turned some of the cards into vector posters for a new line called Love The Water. She is hoping to sell enough of these so she can take the proceeds contribute to the cleanup of local coral reefs. "I dive almost every weekend and our group will compete to see who can pick up the craziest junk from the reef. Mostly it's the usual cans and bottles but sometimes we can score great gear - like a mask or even a digital camera," says Patricia.
|A card in progress.|
This will be Patricia's fourth year at the Mad Hatter Arts Festival. "This is really the prettiest venue I have ever been to and the staff at the Barnacle (and for Mad Hatter) have been proactive and attentive to artists needs - they help coordinate the traffic for unloading and loading, they will help you put up your tent, bring water, check on your status - it's really wonderful," adds Patricia.
|Ramble Beach at left; card to poster Tentacles at right.|
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