THE ARTIST:


Everyday, art opens a world of beauty to me.  Roaming through a museum or gallery, looking at the lake from my living room, or sitting at the easel with a paintbrush or palette knife in my hand, the affirmation that I am doing what I love fills my senses.

The three years when nine of my family and extended family members (as well as my three cats) passed away, I was unable to concentrate long enough to read or write, so I turned to painting.

Through the University of Washington's Certificate Program, Ilona Rittler's School of Fine Arts, Barbara Fugate, Tenaya Sims' Georgetown Atelier, the encouragement of my dear friend and studio partner (now the late), Alden Mason, and the friendships from MIVAL, I painted my way out of the darkness I carried within.

During that time, I worked to capture the beauty of life on canvas, first through portraits, then through landscapes. I looked for life in everyone and in everywhere I went, using bright colors to express the joy of the continual existence I witnessed around me.

Today my work allows you to peek into my new life, as I continue to explore what it means to be alive through chronicling my road trips, hikes, and flights.


                                                                                             Pat Howie



GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

Lighthouse Gallery​Mercer Island, Washington, 2018

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show", Mercer Island, Washington, 2018

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasurers in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2018

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show", Mercer Island, Washington 2017

​MIVAL Gallery, "Treasurers in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2017

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show", Mercer Island, Washington 2016

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasurers in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2016

​Cassera Arts Premier, "Friends of Alden Mason," La Conner, Washington, 2015

The Petaluma Store, Butter and Egg Days," Petaluma, California, 2015

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasurers in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2015

Mercer Gallery​, "MIVAL Holiday Show," Mercer Island, Washington, 2014

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasures in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2013

Sisko Gallery, "The Sunday Club," Seattle, Washington, 2013

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show," Mercer Island, Washington, 2012

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasures in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2012

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show," Mercer Island, Washington, 2011

Sisko Gallery, "The Sunday Club," Seattle, Washington, 2011

MIVAL Gallery, "Treasures in Miniature," Mercer Island, Washington, 2011

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show," Mercer Island, Washington, 2010

Sisko Gallery, "The Sunday Club," Seattle, Washington, 2010

MIVAL Gallery, "Summer Celebrations," Mercer Island, Washington 2010

MIVAL Gallery, Mercer Island, Washington, 2009-2016

Mercer Gallery, "MIVAL Holiday Show," Mercer Island, Washington, 2009

MIVAL Gallery, "Summer Celebrations," Mercer Island, Washington, 2009

Mercerwood Shore Club, Mercer Island, Washington, 2009

University of Washington Husky Union Building Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2006

University of Washington Husky Union Building Gallery, Seattle, Washington, 2005



SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

The Law Office Solution, Mercer Island, Washington, 2018

MIVAL Gallery, Around the Island", Mercer Island, Washington, 2018

MIVAL Gallery​, "Making Connections," Mercer Island, Washington, 2016

Mercer Island Library, "The Northwest," Mercer Island, Washington, 2016

Vision Eye Care, Mercer Island, Washington, 2015-16

MIVAL Gallery, "Wanderlust," Mercer Island, Washington, 2015

Mercer Island Country Club, Mercer Island, Washington, 2014

Mercer Island Chamber of Commerce, Mercer Island, Washington, 2014

Mercer Island Public Library, "All Around Us," Mercer Island, Washington, 2013

Mercer Island Physical Therapy Clinic, Mercer Island, Washington, 2012

MIVAL Gallery, "Road To Paradise," Mercer Island, Washington, 2011

Vision Eye Care, Mercer Island, Washington, 2011

Seattle First Baptist, "The Sky Above, The Earth Below," Seattle, Washington, 2011

Avellino Building, "Faces," Mercer Island, Washington, 2009

Curves For Women, "Together We Are," Seattle, Washington, 2009

















PAT HOWIE ARTIST 

​"Self Portrait"

​2013



"Music In The Air" was chosen by the Mercer Island Arts Council to grace the posters and brochures for Mostly Music in the Park's 2016 concert series.



"Music In The Air"

12"x12"

Acrylic on Canvas

NFS

Limited Edition Framed Prints Available

$200


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