Born in Philadelphia where she took night classes at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in drawing and sculpture, Patricia Ritter moved to KY in 1978. She began painting shortly thereafter, working in watercolors, pastels and acrylics. Her work has received numerous awards and has been shown at The Speed Museum, The Headley-Whitney Museum and the Kentucky Women Artists 1850 to 2000 exhibit at the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Her paintings are in collections across Kentucky.
Patricia has also been working in photography for many years. Instead of the darkroom, she now uses the computer to digitally alter, enhance and print her photographic work. Retaining the "bones" of the original photography, Patricia often adds elements and artistic filters to the new artwork being created.
Best described as realistic, her art is also expressionistic and alive with contrast and color. "Inspired by the beauty surrounding me, I am moved to capture the light, shadows and mood of landscapes, architecture and still lifes. Leaving an inner city environment to live in the woods of Kentucky has given me a reverence for nature. I am also attracted to architecture and having come from Philadelphia where old buildings abound, I am drawn to the historic structures of Kentucky small towns.”
Patricia's art is available as original paintings, archival prints and images on fine art note cards.