Visual; Studio Artist: Drawing, painting, portraits
Patricia Searing was born in Kansas City and lived in Los Angeles for 23 years. She now lives and works in Kansas City as a studio artist and psychologist. She holds a BFA from Cal State Long Beach and a PhD. In Human Development Psychology from Fielding Institute. She has served a lifetime of helping others as an artist, consultant, and coach. Now a senior, her art takes her into the fascinating world of people, animals, and plants.
In 2022 her pastel painting “George,” was chosen for the UMKC “Number One” magazine publication. Additionally out of 220 submissions her “Smart Sunflower” oil painting was chosen by an external jury for the university-wide exhibit in 2022.
The recipient of local awards, Patricia’s art has been juried into publications and gallery exhibits around the country.
Integrity and authenticity in my art is very important. Therefore, I research my subjects thoroughly to develop images that accurately represent them.
I work to create sensitive renderings with fine expressive lines, considerable detail, and vibrant colors. I use all drawing mediums and paint in watercolor, pastels, and oil. I work from the environments around me and also from photographs, most of which I take myself.
I express my continued celebration of life by drawing and painting people, animals, and plants. I think the human form is exquisite no matter the shape or size. My figure drawings show the rotund, the thin, the athletic or flaccid; old and young humans in all their beauty.
I’ve always been concerned about the safety and protection of animals; how we treat them, what we expect of them. I love their expressions, especially around the eyes. In my animal portraits I endeavor to show them as the intelligent caring creatures they are.
And plants… well their growth on earth is the exact science of our ability to breathe and eat. I draw and paint to portray their sensitivity, vitality and easy-living way of existing that highlights their creativity and beauty.
This is my way of, not only celebrating of all life, but of sharing with you what I see. And my art connects me to living in harmony with what we all share: the earth. I hope you have a peaceful earth-experience when you view my art whether in a gallery, on line, or on your wall.