Pat, the artist
Patricia Ackor
Many Hands Courtyard
3054 N. First Ave, #9
Tucson, AZ, 85719
phone: 520-222-5437
studio exterior studio interior I studio interior II 

  Greatly influenced by the oil paintings of Thomas Moran (1837-1926), and the contemporary watercolorist, Nita Engle, my subjects have always been taken from Nature. She has created the images; I attempt to interpret them on paper and canvas as well as with fiber.

  Graduated from Syracuse University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, I spent seven years as a professional Interior Designer in the Washington, D.C. area, then opened my own weaving studio. There, for the next four years, I created one-of-a-kind wall hangings, tapestries, window treatments, light fixtures, yardage and other ideas/designs that could be hand-woven for interior design firms and individual clients.

   In 1976 I moved to Southern California with the intention of continuing my weaving career but became side-tracked by a "temporary" part-time job which became full-time and lasted 13 years, as well as other pursuits.

  Finally, in the late 1990s, requiring an outlet for my creative energies, I came back to my original passion: art. Teaching myself watercolor and wildlife portraiture, I added over fifty originals to my existing portfolio of realistic landscapes done in oil. Retiring from the full-time workforce in 2007, I moved to Tucson, Arizona where the Spring 2008 extravaganza of cactus blossoms presented me with a series of watercolor subjects, When Cactus Bloom (view them in my Florals Gallery).

If you are interested in any of my originals or reproductions, please don't hesitate to send me an email or give me a call. I promise to answer every communication and look forward to hearing from you.

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