SCARSDALE, N.Y. – New York City-based artist Patti Mollica will demonstrate her “paint fast, loose and bold” approach to painting using Golden acrylics at the March 16 meeting of the Scarsdale Art Association.
At 2 p.m. that day, Mollica will join the Art Association in the Leahy Gallery of the Girl Scout House in the village.
The meeting will begin with a lunch hour, where participants can meet and greet the artist, followed by the demonstration. During the demo, Mollica will provide information about acrylics, and will guide the audience through the basics of her style.
Mollica has been a professional illustrator and artist for more than two decades. Companies such as American Express, Penguin Press and CBS have commissioned her works. She paints with a bold decisive style, with intense and bright colors.
The artist said painting is more than finding a pretty subject but in bringing out the beauty in the world.
“Great painting is not about the subject matter, but rather the way an artist communicates beauty, sensitivity and integrity in whatever is depicted,” she said. “Flowers, gardens and sunsets are no more worthy as painting subjects than a subway station full of weary commuters, or some old rundown fire escapes.”
Outside of her work as an artist, Mollica has been published, with her latest book, “Modern Acrylics,” available in all bookstores. The public is welcome to attend the free Scarsdale Art Association event.
“My goal as a painter is to point out the hidden artistic essence in all subjects and scenes,” she said. “Most especially the ones that are not commonly thought of in an artistic light.”