Member of the Month – Kamloops Arts Council
Full Name: Patricia House
Medium: Primarily oil paint but I do dabble with acrylic, watercolour, pencil, and whatever else looks interesting to try!
How long have you been doing your art: I was always drawing and creating as a kid and I took art through high school but didn’t do much until my kids started to do workshops through 4Cats around 2013. I would say I have been more serious about painting since about 2017.
What got you originally interested in the art you do: When I started back painting as an adult, it was something to do that was for me – now, I not only do I paint for the personal enjoyment but also for the exploration of both the technical and narrative qualities of art.
What is something you have learned about yourself through your art: I have learned to be more deliberate in my creative process. At first, I just ‘went for it’ when painting, starting with an idea which eventually (usually) worked out in the end. Now, I am learning to avoid a lot of problems and frustration in the painting process by being more deliberate with colour mixing, composition, mark placement and other aspects of the creative process.
What do you enjoy the most about your art: The process of working through one painting and then applying what I learned from that one to the next piece.
What is your favorite joke/quote: “So long and thanks for all the fish” – Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
Why are you a member of the Kamloops Arts Council: The KAC is a great community organization that supports and promotes all disciplines and levels of artists. I appreciate the opportunities the KAC has provided me to show my work such as in Art Exposed or Art in Public Spaces.
What are you looking forward to the most in this upcoming year (A special show or project you’re working on): I am planning to apply for signature status with the Federation of Canadian Artists and to do so I am developing a consistent body of work for submission that exemplifies both my technical skills and my voice as an artist.
Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 9:01 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Dunn Peak Trail – Kamloops Trails
Sat, Jul 30, 2022 at 7:45 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Through Wild Horse Canyon – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jul 28, 2022 at 2:13 pm - David Suzuki posted on their blog: We can’t look away from our overheating world
Wed, Jul 27, 2022 at 8:40 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Through the Arrowstone Hills – Kamloops Trails
Sun, Jul 24, 2022 at 8:48 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Landstrom Ridge Hike – Kamloops Trails
Thu, Jul 21, 2022 at 8:46 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: McQueen Creek Loop – Kamloops Trails
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 8:32 am - David Suzuki posted on their blog: For healthy habitats, leave it to the beavers — and other animal engineers!
Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 8:50 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: Along the Rim of Red Plateau Escarpment
Fri, Jul 15, 2022 at 8:47 am - Doug Smith posted on their blog: In the Uplands Hills – Kamloops Trails
Thu Aug 4 Thursday Night Trivia at Rick’n Firkin Pub
Sat Aug 6 Saturday Night Trivia at Alchemy Brewing
Mon Aug 8 Monday Night Trivia at Westsyder Pub
Tue Aug 9 Tuesday Night Trivia at Carlos O’Bryan’s
Wed Aug 10 Wednesday Night Trivia at Fox’N Hounds Pub
Thu Aug 11 Thursday Night Trivia at Tumbleweeds Pub
Thu Aug 11 Thursday Night Trivia at Rick’n Firkin Pub
Sat Aug 13 Saturday Night Trivia at Alchemy Brewing
Mon Aug 15 Monday Night Trivia at Westsyder Pub
Tue Aug 16 Tuesday Night Trivia at Carlos O’Bryan’s
Wed Aug 17 Wednesday Night Trivia at Fox’N Hounds Pub
Thu Aug 18 Thursday Night Trivia at Tumbleweeds Pub
Thu Aug 18 Thursday Night Trivia at Rick’n Firkin Pub
Sat Aug 20 Saturday Night Trivia at Alchemy Brewing