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Emerging Artist – Pat McAtamney, West Bloomfield, MI  

“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

– Hans Christian Andersen 

Pat McAtamney developed an appreciation for painting and the outdoors from her father, an artist and avid outdoorsman. She pursued a graphic arts degree with a concentration in illustration, and for a period of time, created illustrations for computer game packaging full of aliens, castles, and explosions. Career paths would change, however, and she completed her studies with a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing. She later focused her attention on raising a family.

After retirement, Pat returned to painting on a full-time basis. She continues to be inspired by the outdoors, exploring fields, ponds and gardens. She believes in the power of positivity and optimism.

“For me this translates to the regenerative powers of being outdoors surrounded by nature’s beauty. It is the reason my work focuses on beautiful places I have passed through and experienced with a deep sense of serenity and wonder. With an impressionistic approach, my work is intended to be experienced with these same feelings – perhaps a sense of calm or maybe a place for the mind to wander, or to simply rest for a little while.”

Pat has presented her work with Gross Pointe Artists Association and in exhibitions throughout Metro Detroit including the 2019 Michigan Fine Arts Competition at Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and the 2020 Annual Members’ Exhibition at the Northville Art House.

All work is for sale and can be purchased online in the Artisan Store. Send inquiries to store@northvillearthouse.org or call 248-344-0497.


Upcoming Emerging Artist Schedule

  • October – December 2020: Kelly Mellish, Milford
  • January – February 2021: Tonya Merke, Chelsea