The Art of Custom Framing will host an Opening Reception for the Nature’s Dance Art Show on January 12 from 14- p.m. in the gallery at 3863 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48083. Art can be viewed in Nature’s Dance Art Show throughout January during business hours from 9am – 6pm. Contact the gallery director for more information at (248) 435-3726.
Inspired by nature and influence by Asian Art, I currently work in watercolor and gouache. I attended City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State to earn a B.A. where my interests were in printmaking and photography. The years I lived in San Francisco I belonged to The Printmakers Guild and participated in many group shows and one woman show. I continued my education at Wayne State, where I earned my Teaching Certification and Masters Degree. I then taught K-12 for fifteen years. I am currently a member of The Detroit Artist Market.
Patrice Erickson’s oil paintings put emphasis on the sky, clouds, and the colors of light passing through the atmosphere. The colors are vibrant yet peaceful, softly blended, gradually transitioning from one color to another. She eliminates all signs of human activity. There are no buildings or roads. She’s inspired by nature. Through her paintings she’s showing her respect for nature and reminding herself that we need to be grateful and take care of our planet. Erickson likes to leave the viewer with a sense of serenity, peace, and reverence for nature — immersed in the beauty. Patrice Erickson was born in Hartford, Connecticut and currently lives and works in Rochester Hills, Michigan. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with high honors from the University of Michigan-Flint. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Midwest and is in collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Pamela Diegel has had life long experience in art, balancing fine art, and a career as a graphic artist. Pam received her B.F.A. from Wayne State University in 1975. After retiring, she has fine tuned her impressionist style, taking various classes and seminars with local and national instructors. Inspiration comes from nature, especially water scenes; the play of light and shadow. A colorist by nature, there is the love of the vibrant in her art. She shows her oil and pastel paintings in Michigan galleries and has won several awards. She won Best in Show for “Rock Monumental” in 2015 in the Michigan Thumb Area Show over 100 entries; won Best in Oil for “ Shimmering Trees” in the Lapeer Art Gallery 194; won Best Figurative for “Red” in The Lake Orion Art Gallery and two honorable mentions in other juried shows. There is ongoing interest in mixed media application and more subtle suggestion of nature, and the human form. Pam currently shares creative ideas with fellow artists in painting and drawing groups, evolving all the while.