Patricia Melvin
East Village Sanctuary
Oil on linen, 2013
Framing by the Noble Maritime Collection

Patricia Melvin, a plein air painter of New York City, has been painting for thirty years.  She studied at the Art Students League with Gabriel Laderman and privately with Martin Pajeck, and has painted and exhibited in the United States and Europe. She lives in the Lower East Side, where, she says, “I feel the history of the city and the continuity of life; the old buildings seem to live and breathe.  Because of their low height, I can see a lot of the sky.  This gives me joy and enables me to capture the beauty and drama of nature even in the city.”  Melvin is a member of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors, has had solo exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, Bridgehampton, and Amsterdam, and has participated in group exhibitions at the Williamsburg Art & Historic Center; the Schoolhouse Gallery, Croton Falls; and New York City galleries, including G.W. Einstein, Andre Zarre, Salmagundi Club, and the Educational Alliance. Her work is included in the collection of the Cahoon Museum of American Art, and she is represented by Berkshire Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. Next year her paintings will be part of A Feeling of Humanity: Western Art from the Ken Ratner Collection, a traveling exhibition organized by the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.