[The following material is borrowed from Pat's website and
other Web sources.]
Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology,
New York City, is a signature member of the American
the National Watercolor Society, the National
Collage Society and the
National Association of Women Artists, and an elected member of the
New Jersey Watercolor Society.
Dews creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and canvas. She paints
the abstract essence of nature. The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks,
water and crumbled walls are translated into richly layered paint surfaces.
Collage is often integrated. Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric
forms, transparent and opaque paint - all held together by a basic abstract
underlying shape. It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and
value, which produces her award-winning paintings. When Pat paints, it is
a lively, fascinating performance as she shows that, with the simplest tools,
less can become more, much more.
Pat is an enthusiastic, popular instructor, teaching workshops internationally.
She takes great delight in her students' many successes. Her work has
been recognized by the American Watercolor Society's High
Mario Cooper Award, the Silver Medal of
Honor awarded by the
New Jersey Water Color Society, and the Liquitex
Art Merchandise awarded
by the National Watercolor Society, among other honors.
Pat is the author of Creative
Composition & Design (The Painter’s
Workshop), 2003, and Creative Discoveries in Watermedia, 1998, published
by North Light Books. Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications.
Dews’ video, Designing Great Starts with Texture and Form is
available through Cheap Joes Art Stuff.
Pat lives in Hobe Sound, Florida and spends summers in Southold, New York.
Her paintings are included in the following publications:
Splash 1: 1991
Splash 2: "Watercolor
Splash 4: "The Splendor of Light," Rachel
Wolf, Editor, 1996
Creative Collage Techniques, Nita Leland
and Virginia Lee Williams,
1994, published by North Light Books
Best of Watercolor,
Painting Light & Shadow, Sara M. Doherty, Editor, 1997,
Rockport Publishers, Inc.
Exploring Color , revised edition, 1998, Nita
Sources of Inspiration, "Watercolor '89," an American
"Trial and Error Painting, Watercolor Magic," Spring
1996, from The Artist's Magazine
Catherine Noonan, "Watercolor," Winter 2001 Issue, an American Artist Publication.
The following are some examples of Pat's work:
28.5 x 41.75 in.
22 x 30
Composition & Design
(The Painter’s Workshop)
North Light Books, 2003
Creative Discoveries in Watermedia
North Light Books, 1998
The following is a clip from Pat's DVD, Designing
Great Starts with Texture & Form by
sponsored by Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, where the DVD can be purchased.
The clip can be found at YouTube.
Pat has also originated a unique and practical device for
artists who wish to apply an airbrush-like technique
on a limited scale and without investing in airbrush equipment.
It's known as Pat Dew's Atomizer.
You can see it in operation in the above video clip. If you
want more information about the Atomizer,
you can visit the following websites: