Patricia McGeeney


San Diego based artist Patricia McGeeney is a native of Santa Monica, California. Her natural artistic ability was realized at an early age and has become the primary focus of her life. She received her formal training at Art Center College of Design where she majored in illustration.

Continued studies at the Watts Atelier provided a strong foundation in classical figure drawing and painting. Over the years she has studied with many distinguished masters, all contributing to her growth and understanding as an artist. She believes that working from life, finding the true essence of her subjects, the play of light and shadow, color harmonies and lively brushwork are all elements that ultimately make good painting. For these reasons the freshness and immediacy of plein air painting has become another dominant area of her work.

Though her paintings contain a variety of subject matter, figure and portraiture have become her area of interest and considers herself part of a new American figurative movement where her work is an amalgam of realism and impressionism. Great artists of the past such as early California Impressionists, Sargent, Sorolla, Klimt, Velasquez, (too many to list) along with many contemporary masters are constant sources of inspiration.

Patricia has participated in many regional and national exhibitions including Oil Painters of America’s National, Regional and National Salon Shows, Salon International, 2014 Arc Salon Finalist, California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painter’s Association and Portrait Society of America. Her work can be seen at the Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs, Colorado and Craftsman Revival in Solana Beach, CA.

“My goal is to create honest work, faithful to what I see and interpreting into harmonious and balanced imagery with solid draftsmanship and design; painting that is pleasing to the viewer but also engaging and satisfying on an emotional level.”

Professional Affiliations
Oil Painters of America Signature Member
Portrait Society of America
California Art Club Artist Member
American Women Artists Associate with Distinction
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Plein Air Painters of San Diego

Exhibitions and Awards
Art of the West Jan/Feb issue article “A Dream Come True”

OPA Western Regional Exhibition
AIS National Exhibition
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational

OPA Western Regional Exhibition
1st place award American Impressionist Society all member online exhibition
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
CAC On Location in Malibu
CAC Gold Medal Exhibition

Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational Honorable Mention

3rd Place Portrait Society of America, Members only Competition (non-commissioned category)
OPA Western Regional Exhibition
OPA National Exhibition of Traditional Oils
CAC Gold Medal exhibition

Artwork to be Showcased