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French Impressions
Pat Tolle "French Impressions" Held Over
Pat Tolle
Wednesday July 10, 2019 - Saturday August 10, 2019
6:00 - 8:00

    We are pleased to hold over "French Impressions" by Pat Tolle.

Tolle has been a regular gallery participant since her first exhibit with us 26 years ago in 1993 with "Cool Pools" and continues to be one of our more popular artists.

We have followed Tolle and her impressionist paintings from interiors and still life's to aerial views of landscape patterns across the globe. With her new exhibit, "French Impressions" Tolle takes us on a familiar journey of landscapes, but this time to the countryside of France.  

These new works represent a consistent direction her art has taken since the aerial views of landscapes now bringing the viewer to more of an eye level perspective with a true, French Impression.

"French Impressions, is a journey through Bordeaux on brown rivers, vineyards with chateaus and scenic old cities along with iconic Paris.  

Oil painting has been my medium since the 1970s.

Told to work in my own style after art school, I've had studios in California, Hawaii and Washington while using traditional methods to paint with medium in a lean to thick pigment ratio.

Color gives me visual pleasure as combinations charge the challenge of the pictorial composition.

My work is done mostly in series and informed by my environment: "women with cars" from Kauai days of co-running a repair garage; pools and reflections of swimmers from memory; landscapes from travels around PNW, including helicopters over the Palouse and Skagit tulip fields, as well as sketching trips throughout the Americas and Europe.

Paintings are based on my physical and personal reality but are not photo-realistic. They share common painterly brushstroke/marks which I compare to visual songs I am singing while witnessing life around me. My goal is a marriage of recognizable actuality to abstract wonder."   Pat Tolle

Tolle's paintings are in public and private collections and she has exhibited in several states, including California, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Colorado and New York.

Mighty Oak
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2150 US
Chateau Guiraud (Plane Tree Alle) Diptych
22 x 56 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 3200 US
Dahlias With Scissors
32 x 28 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2500 US
Cadillac Street Garden #2
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
Cadillac Street Garden
30 x 24 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2150 US
Paris Hotel #2
24 x 20 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 1400 US
Paris Hotel
24 x 20 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 1400 US
Plane Trees
24 x 30 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2150 US
Spring Blossoms
28 x 28 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2300 US
Bordeaux City
30 x 40 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2950 US
St. Emillion Winery
30 x 40 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 2950 US
Eriksen Road
12 x 16 Inches  Oil on Canvas
$ 875 US