Patricia McGeeney

Biography

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 Painter’s 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 Member with Distinction
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Plein Air Painters Of San Diego
Patricia is represented by the Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs , Colorado

Exhibitions and Awards
2021
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational CAC On Location in Malibu at the F.R. Weisman
Museum at Pepperdine
CAC Gold Medal Exhibition
2020
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
2019
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
2018
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
Kern County Plein Air Invitational
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition
CAC On Location in Malibu at the Weisman Museum at Pepperdine
2017
Kern County Plein Air Exhibition
LPAPA Less is More and Best of Plein Air Exhibitions
2016
Oil Painters of America National Salon Exhibition
Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
Slusser Gallery Plein Air Summer Exhibition
Zion Plein Air Invitational
LAPAPA “Less is More”, “Jump into Spring”,”Urban Landscapes”, “Best of Plein Air”
Exhibitions. April Artist of the Month
2015
Portrait Society of America, Members Only Exhibition #11 Award of Merit for “Truth and
Beauty”
1st Place Borrego Springs Plein Air Invitational
Oil Painters of America National Salon Exhibition
Oil Painter’s of America National Juried Exhibition
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition
California Art Club Exhibitions: “The Spirit of Adventure”,”Romance of Europe” and ”Rural
Places Urban Spaces”

Artwork to be Showcased