My life started in Lebanon where I grew up surrounded by its beautiful mountains, rich culture, and the Mediterranean Sea. I discovered my love for art at a young age through drawing and photography, however, turmoil in my country forced me to take a different direction pushing art aside to become a passion of the past for many years. After experiencing war for 15 years, I was blessed with the opportunity to travel and work in various countries. Living in France, Italy, the UK and now the US enriched my life in more ways than I could have imagined. My artistic sensitivity flourished with the beauty of the multiple cultures I embraced, and the many invaluable encounters made along the way. This life of many episodes led me to an organic style imbued with a timeless feeling that forms a bridge between my past, present and future. It is in Dallas that I reconnected with my passion for art and where I am fulfilling my childhood dream alongside my corporate job and studying Graphic Design.
I am drawn to abstract painting, a form that allows me to project, onto canvas, the conversation between my heart, my soul, and my mind. Of the various mediums I use, oil is my favourite with its texture both malleable and sensual.
Mixing reality and experience with fantasy, blending deep blue memories with orange hopes and violet dreams, I rely on the detours and contours of my life to add layers to my canvas. Red seems to find its way into most of my paintings reflecting my passion for life and bringing energy to the complexity of my being.
My paintings are outbursts of emotions let loose on canvas and channelled through my palette knife to depict parts of my journey with every stroke of paint. They are my refuge and form of expression when words fail me.
I hope my paintings offer you a time of reflection, emotion, and serenity as they do me.
Patricia Saada Baumann