Pat Gauthier- about me
I live in the historic town of Fort St James, north/central British Columbia.
I was raised on a farm in Sorrento, near Shuswap Lake and went to school in Salmon Arm BC. Life on the farm taught me to work hard, which brought me north to Fort St James, where I got a job in a sawmill. I quit the mill to raise my children, but it also brought me back to painting. It was a wonderful time in my life, but the demands of family and outside job became too much, I had to put my art aside.
Many years past and after significant life changes, I finally have come full circle, finding the time to paint again. Retiring from ranching has allowed me to concentrate on my art and family. My mediums are Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, and Pastel, it depends on the disciplines. I would consider myself as a realist, with enthusiast interest in various subjects. Getting outside painting on location "En Plein Air" is one of my favorite and challenging thing to do. Nature and nature-driven motifs give me never-ending source of inspiration.
My studio has a large north-facing window that overlooks a neighboring ranch and the mountains beyond, a spectacular view, a place of my very own to create and share art.