Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists.
“Barred Owl : Eye to Eye” by Patti Parker is a framed photograph measuring 19″ x 23″. It is part of her newest collection of sepia photographs.
“It has been said that ‘home is where the heart Is’ and that very much rings true for what inspired me to begin my note card and framed work journey eight years ago,” says Patti. “My mom’s love of sending cards, my dad’s love of all animals, and my husband’s dream of living up north, provided the perfect blend to help me recreate myself when we relocated to Muskoka from Niagara… and didn’t know a soul!”
Patti had always enjoyed taking family photographs and photos of her kindergarten students over the years, “so picking up a camera felt natural, even though I had never taken pictures of nature before. I also enjoyed reading stories about animals and the natural world to my students, and now that storytelling has found a place in my card business too. Each image I take tells a story and I love connecting to the viewer with that story, and they to me with their stories.
“It does my heart and soul good to be outdoors among these amazing little creatures who give me the chance to get up close and personal with them and walk among the beautiful flower gardens that provide lovely subjects for my cards. I enjoy taking photos of gorgeous flowers and wildlife, as well as the occasional landscape that inspires me.”
Patti has enjoyed connecting with people at local farmers’ markets and craft shows over the years and more recently online with her note cards and framed pieces. “In today’s fast-paced world of texts and emails, it is so wonderful to see that there are still people who see the value in sending a note card to someone special. Personally speaking, handwritten cards that I have received over the years have always and will always hold a very special place in my heart and are treasured keepsakes.”
“Barred Owl : Eye to Eye” is a framed photograph measuring 19″ x 23″. It is part of Pattie Parker’s newest collection of sepia photographs.
“Speaking of heart, I have met so many talented artists in Muskoka, many of whom have become friends, and I must say I am so honoured to be among them,” says Patti. “Their hard work and dedication to their art always inspires me, and emotion and inspiration are what I hope my work conveys.
“Being able to do what I love is truly a gift and it means the world to me.”
About the artist
Patti Parker’s framed work is at Fibre Studio and Gallery located at 494 Muskoka Rd 3 N (705-990-2888) or at her home studio and gallery at 65 Deerfoot Trail, Huntsville. By appointment only.
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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