Patricia Haftar: Visual Artist
I begin a piece of art by scanning through files of photos that I have taken with my tablet or camera and usually I group three or four together with a similar theme.I then select one,enlarge it and have it photo copied in black and white as well as colour. The others will act as reference. I research any other components I may want to add to my painting i.e. boats,split rail fences, animals etc. I usually under paint my canvas in warm tones.
I want my style to evolve as I experience more interesting discoveries. When others view my work I want them to be enticed by the movement,colour and rhythm of the piece. I want them to reflect about a time they, too, got caught up in a flash of colour, a whisper of wind, the reminiscent sounds and textures of nature.