About The Artist

Artist Statement

I am a San Francisco Bay Area contemporary painter who works in a realistic style. I show the world from above and below, using fresh angles and points of view to help us see familiar subjects in a new way.

My cityscapes provide us with a fresh point of view. As we look down from far away, we see the rhythm and patterns of the buildings. The animals are portraits from the heart. Some are beloved pets reimagined, others are barnyard friends who have crossed my path, still others are fantastical bugs of remarkable color and individuality. While there is a story behind each portrait, they all celebrate the close and sometimes symbiotic relationships between humans and animals. We give sanctuary to a feral cat, we watch a rooster strike a pose, we see a crab so alive that it crawls off the wall. We meet a variety of tiny bugs that are essential to our survival. shows how our animal friends find their own ways into our hearts.

I use a very limited palette of 3-4 secondary colors (plus white) to convey my own interpretation of familiar scenes and subjects. By careful attention to value, temperature, and hue, my work shows how light and atmosphere affect how we see. My goal is to stimulate the imagination of the viewer.

I find inspiration in the wider world that surrounds us. Music, landscape architecture, theatre, and the martial arts all find their way into my creative work.

 

Biography

Exhibitions

2021

“Small Works Show,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

“100th Anniversary Exhibition,” Pacific Art Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

“tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

“Heartscapes,” Solo Exhibition, Avalon, San Rafael, CA

“Fall Art Show,” Marinwood, San Rafael, CA

11th Annual Animals Show, Light, Space & Time Online Gallery

“Expressions,” Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

“Animal Kingdom,” Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

“Still Life,” Fusion Art, Palm Springs, CA

2020
“A Sense of Place,” Marin Open Studios, Marin County
“Fresh Art,” Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
“Small Works,” Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
“tiny,” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The Art of the Mask,” 2nd Place for Soaring Spirit, Blue Girl Gallery, Texas
“Our World Re-Imagined,” California Art Club, Pasadena, CA
“Bird, Nest, Nature,” Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
“Spring 2020 Online Show,” Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America, Crystal Lake, IL
“100 Years of the Women’s Vote,” Bartolini Gallery, San Rafael, CA
“Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt,” Art Escape, Sonoma, CA

2019
“Tiny” Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“Fresh Art 2019” Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
“Autumn Festival” Flatbed Farm, Glen Ellen, CA
ƒ??City & Country Visitsƒ? At the Top, Mill Valley, CA
ƒ??Marin Open Studios,ƒ? Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Garden Tour Artist, Mill Valley Outdoor Garden Club, Mill Valley, CA2018 ƒ??Tiny Showƒ? Studio Gallery,
San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Small Works Showƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Holiday Showƒ? Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Escaping the Noise,ƒ? solo exhibition, Thompson|Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA
ƒ??Bank of Marin Group Showƒ? Bank of Marin, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??On the Road,ƒ? Honorable Mention, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Marin Open Studios,ƒ? Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Feathers and Fins: New Work by Patricia Oji,ƒ? Thompson Hall, Sausalito Presbyterian Church,
Sausalito, CA
Art Works Downtown Group Show, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Red-Ception,ƒ? Marin Jewelers Guild, San Rafael, CA
2017 ƒ??Auspicious Beginnings,ƒ? solo exhibition, Dominican University, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Chickens,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Marin Open Studios,ƒ? Studio #9, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2016 ƒ??Holiday Market,ƒ? Flat Bed Farm, Sonoma, CA
ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Small Works,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??20/20,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Spring, Online Showcase, Oil Painters of America
ƒ??Bean, Langston, Oji, & Reis,ƒ? Thompson|Dorfman, Mill Valley, CA
ƒ??Marin Open Studios,ƒ? Studio #24, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Architecture,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2015 Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Solstice,ƒ? 4th Street Fine Art, Berkeley, CA
ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Landscapes, Seascapes, Urbanscapes,ƒ? Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
ƒ??Fire and Water,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Casa Azul,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Studio Visit Magazine (Winter 2015), a series of juried artist books sponsored
by New American Paintings Magazine.
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??50/50,ƒ? Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
ƒ??Make It Work,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Patricia Oji: Color and Light,ƒ? At the Top, Mill Valley, CA
ƒ??All that Glitters,ƒ? Gold Medal Show, California Art League, Pasadena, CA
Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Summers Past,ƒ? California Art League, Pasadena, CA
ƒ??New Work,ƒ? Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2014 ƒ??Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community,ƒ? Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Featured Artist in Studios, a national arts publication, Sudbury, MA

2013 ƒ??Body of Work: Figurative Works from the California Art Club,ƒ?
Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??CreativiTea,ƒ? ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
ƒ??Midnight in Paris,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Downtown Visions,ƒ? Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, CA
National Juried Exhibition, ACCI Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Hospitality House, 28th Annual Art Auction, San Francisco, CA
ƒ??Delicious,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Art Between the Lines,ƒ? California Art Club, Santa Monica, CA
ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2012 Annual Juried Exhibition, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Still Lifes,ƒ? Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
ƒ??Scapes: Land, Sea, and Urban,ƒ? Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA
ƒ??Tiny,ƒ? Studio Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011 Solo Exhibition, Underground Gallery, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

Affiliations
Associate Artist, Art Works Downtown
Associate Artist, Oil Painters of America
Associate Member, California Art Club
Gallery Artist, Studio Gallery, San Francisco
Member, California Art League
Education
B.S., Business Administration, California State University, Fresno
Graduate Studies in Graphic Design, California State University, Chico
Ongoing study in oil painting with artist Carol Peek

Art Medium(s)

Drawing, Oil Paint

Studio Information

Building Name

By Appointment Only

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Phone

(415) 686-1694

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