Patti Waterfield is both a self-taught artist and a graduate from the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Central Technical School of Art in Toronto. She paints in oils, acrylics, encaustic, and watercolour mediums. Most of her works until recently were landscapes and still lifes in oil. Patti has now shifted her focus to abstract watercolours and illustrative drawings for her personal work. Her illustrative works are a way to express her stories and interests in an accessible format for everyone to relate to. She would describe herself as a colourist.
Patti is a firm believer in the meditative and healing qualities of making art and has always felt that art, no matter which medium, should be an integral part of everyone’s lives.
Patti has been living in Owen Sound since 2012 and previously worked out of her studio in the historic old Courthouse of Owen Sound. Her current studio is in the old Slater Building, which has historic ties to the Circle Bar Factory, which made socks and women’s hosiery and was also one of the original Pacific Hotels.