is one of those rare painters whose personal vision, rather than distoring
reality, seems to amplify it,
making us see even the most familiar
places and things with greater appreciation".
Levvy, New York Gallery & Studio Magazine
Patti believes that truly
great painting is not about the “subject
matter,” but rather the way an artist communicates beauty,
sensitivity and integrity in whatever is painted. Flowers, gardens
and sunsets are no more worthy as painting subjects than a subway
station full of weary commuters, or a closeup of an old rundown building
with cascading fire escapes. She believes that a painter’s
job is to show the viewer the inherant beauty of all subjects and
scenes, most especially the ones that are not commonly thought of
in an artistic light.
Although she is equally comfortable working in both oils and acrylics, she feels that the new developments in recent years to acrylics make them a perfect vehicle for infinite versatility and personal expression. This is explored and illustrated in depth in her book, "Modern Acrylics", published in 2011 and now available in bookstores worldwide.
The urban landscapes of NYC provide her with endless opportunities to communicate
this message, and it is the heart
of her artistic interest. She delights in painting the streets, buildings, architecture and streetlife of New York.
Patti Mollica lives and works with her fellow-artist and jazz musician husband in New York City and Nyack.