Patricia Melvin
South Street Seaport, Weekday
Oil on canvas, 2008
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Patricia Melvin, a plein air painter of New York City, has been painting landscapes for the past twenty-five years.  Primarily self-taught, she studied at the Art Students League with Gabriel Laderman and privately with Martin Pajeck.  She has painted and exhibited in the United States and Europe, and now lives in the Lower East Side, where, she says, “I feel the history of the city and the continuity of life; the old buildings seem to live and breathe.  Because of their low height, I can see a lot of the sky.  This gives me joy and enables me to capture the beauty and drama of nature even in the city.”  Melvin has had solo exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, Bridgehampton, and Amsterdam, and has participated in group exhibitions at the Williamsburg Art & Historic Center, Brooklyn; Kertesz Fine Art, San Francisco; the Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls; and G.W. Einstein, Andre Zarre, Blue Mountain Gallery, Broome St. Gallery, Bowery Gallery, Westbeth Gallery and at the Ernest Rubenstein Gallery at the Educational Alliance in Manhattan  Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, and she is represented by Berkshire Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. www.patriciamelvin.com