About the Artist
Patricia Rhoden Bartels artistic career has spanned over 40 years, creating magnificent paintings and teaching young, budding artists. When she was 8, she participated in a painting class at the Toledo Museum School of Design, which piqued her interest in art.
Painting is an emotional and beautiful process for Patricia. “Although I appreciate other artists’ work, I do not try to copy their style or technique,” she says. “My paintings are my reactions and my emotions." Rhoden exclaims, “On a good day there is a rush or sense of exhilaration that takes you away during the creative process."
Patricia's works hang in major corporations, university collections, private collections, and museums across the nation. She is the recipient of prominent grants and scholarships from the National Endowment of the Humanities, Fulbright, Toledo Museum of Art, and Eli Lilly Endowment Foundation.
BLOOM MAGAZINE: An Artist Who Defies Labels - read about Bartels latest works and view her gallery.