I was honored to have a reproduction of my painting, Windy Day, featured in an article in Western Art Collector Magazine (June, 2014, pp. 62-67). In John Hearn’s review of the exhibition, “A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the .Ken Ratner Collection,” he writes: In New York, Ratner “came upon the work of Patricia
I was recently interviewed in my studio by Eileen Zyko for the Modern Painters and Sculptors. http://www.fedartnyc.tumblr.com/post/87001056705/patricia-melvin-considers-herself-a-perceptual
I am honored to be mentioned in Michael J. Fressola’s review, “New exhibit ‘Inspired’ by kindred spirits of Staten Island marine master John A. Noble,” where he writes: …Similarly, New York streetscape painter Patricia Melvin’s fondness for color resembles Noble’s….Melvin, who paints in oil on linen, is drawn to old and possibly endangered brownstone neighborhoods.
I am honored to have five of my paintings, “Jefferson Market,” “East Village, Morning,” “Sausalito Shacks,” “Golden Gate Bridge” and “Windy Day” included in the Collection of Ken Ratner on Pinterest. The last three, including “Windy Day,” a painting of an abandoned sail boat that I did in Vancouver, Canada, are included in “A Feeling
It was a great honor to find out that my work was featured on Edward Torres’ NYC Mind tumblr blog.
The Vice President of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, Vincent Pinto, interviewed Patricia in her studio, Summer, 2012. melvin_08_when_a_child.mp3 melvin_04_finding_the_motif.mp3 melvin_03_on_the_street.mp3 melvin_00_howard_daum.mp3 melvin_01_first_outdoor_painting.mp3
If the spirit of Robert Henri, an artist who encouraged his students to look to the commonplace for inspiration, were to be conjured up today, I’m afraid he would be disappointed in what he would find. Too often, today’s artists do not look to their immediate surroundings and paint scenes of everyday life, as Henri
“…I was especially taken with the paintings of Patricia Melvin. Her skies have a depth and joy. A smaller painting of Melvin’s was jewel-like…” – Robert Sievert, www.Artezine.com, Artezine No. 9 Street Verismo, 2003
…”There [in Patricia’s paintings of NYC] the world is both large, and small, neighborly without being intrusive. In works like “Spring, East Village,” or “Jefferson Market, Summer”, an effervescent warmth shines through. Apple trees depend onto the warm bluish asphalt. Dogs and children frolic under the umbrella of traffic lights that stretch across the city
…”There is a carefully modulated warm glow to all of her small oil paintings…Without being cute, she makes everything beautiful…She conveys the barren desolation…Her landmark sites are well chosen and well documented. With a strong sense of light and dark…” – Jackie Petrillo, The Rivertowns Enterprise, March 31, 2000, p.23