About the Artist - Tortoiseworks

Patricia Cook (Patty) is an artist based in Redding, CA.  While not formally schooled in pastel artistry, she has been a "student" of artists she admires and extensively reviews techniques, materials, framing, etc.  Patty finds en plein air enjoyable and challenging, and seeks out the natural beauty that is the legacy of Northern California.  


Assemblage art is also pursued by Patty, as an expression of life as she interprets it.  She especially enjoyed making the "nest" series as well as the "time deconstructed" pieces.


Patty has a studio that is part of a larger workshop, in which woodworking is her husband David's passion.  They keep pastels from being mixed up with wood shavings by a unique door, which was part of her Dad's business long ago.



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