Patricia Rhoden Bartels

Patricia is both an artist and art instructor with more than 40 years' experience. Her extensive art education includes a Master of Art (MA) and a Master of Fine Art (MFA). She attended the Toledo Museum School of Design, Bowling Green State University and the University of Hawaii.

Painting both en plein air and in her studio, her oil and acrylic paintings celebrate the exceptional beauty of nature inspired by living deep in the woods and rugged hills of Brown County. Her award-winning paintings record her observations of seasonal changes with vivid and passionate color. Patricia's loose slashing brush strokes and palette knife techniques give rise to a form of sensual movement carrying the eye across the