About 

Patricia Sorg

Biography

Born in Guatemala in 1956, Patricia Sorg is an international painter who has mastered various media and created a style all her own, emphasizing the deep and vibrant color of her native country. Her vivid palette and bold compositional choices have made her work instantly recognizable and a collector's favorite.
 

Patricia began painting as a young girl in Guatemala. She drew her inspiration from the dramatic landscapes of mountains and oceans that surrounded her, as well as from the rich and colorful culture of her people.



As an adult, Patricia also lived in St. Lucia, where  her art began to reflect the warm culture of the Caribbean. It was during this time that she began to paint plein air, capturing the fishing boats and village life of the West Indies.

Since moving to Florida six years ago, Patricia has incorporated her new home into her art. Her paintings of local landscapes, marinas and of Florida's wildlife emphasize the areas unique beauty, while still being infused with the colors of her homeland.


Patricia Sorg's work has been published in art magazines, including American Art Collector and Southwest Art; as well as displayed at galleries and museums throughout the Americas, including the Guatemalan Museum of Modern Art,  galleries in the West Indies, Tennessee, Connecticut, Atlanta, and all around Florida. She is an active practitioner of plein air painting and holds regular classes and workshops at her downtown Bradenton studio and other places in Florida.

Artist Statement
 

When I paint, I am painting light; the masses and geometric shapes created from the brightest brights to the darkest darks and all the tones in between. When I paint, I paint what I see.

 

What I see in light is color. Life is full of color. I see in the lights and shadows the bright hues of tropical fruits and exotic birds from my native Guatemala. I see the vivid colors of my people’s textiles. I see the colors of nature; the lovely deep blues of the Pacific Ocean and the turquoises of the Caribbean.

 

I believe nature is our biggest teacher and everything in nature is divine. Nature is perfect, so I paint it as it is. Why try to improve on something that is already perfect?

 

I paint the world as I see it because no matter how inconsequential or mundane a moment might initially appear, what I see is beauty in everything the light touches.

 

When I paint I am not thinking about tomorrow or the troubles of the past. I am living in the moment, I am seeing the moment, which is why when I paint, I paint what I see. 

 

 
Curriculum
 
FIVE YEARS OF UNDERSTUDY AT SOUTHERN ATELIER OF FINE ART, SARASOTA.
 
MORE THAN 30 WORKSHOPS WITH RENOWNED INSTRUCTORS FROM ALL AROUND THE USA*

 

EXHIBITIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

 

2015 WPSSE, ABNIGDON, VA

2015 WPSE , Blue Ridge, GA

2014 Art Essex Gallery.  Essex, Connecticut.

2014 Art Mannatee Cemter. Bradenton FL.

 

2014. Solo exhibit World Premiere of Voices of Cortez PBS Station Documentary, as part of the TV Series Diamonds In The Highway

Maritime Museum of Cortez, FL

2014 Women Painters of the Southeast, Magnolia Gallery, Greensboro, GA

2014 Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL

2014 Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

2014 Island Gallery West, Anna Maria, FL

2014 Anse Chastanet Gallery, Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia, West Indies

 

2013 Art Essex Gallery, Essex, CT2013 Women Painters of the Southeast, Imagine Gallery, Franklin, TN

2013 Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL

2013 Honorable Mention, Paint the Town event & exhibit, Art Manatee Center, Bradenton, FL

2013 Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

2013 Island Gallery West, Essex, CT

2013 Anse Chastanet Gallery, Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia, West Indies

2013 Agami Gallery, Anna Maria, FL

2013 Moonfish Bay Gallery, Madeira Beach, FL

2013 Artist of the Month IGW Gallery

 

2012 Solo Exhibit Tropical Gems, Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

2012 Backus Museum, Fort Pierce, FL

2012 Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

2012 Island Gallery West, Anna Maria, FL

2012 Art Manatee Center, Bradenton, FL

2012 Wall Art, St Armands Cr., Sarasota, FL

2012 Agami Gallery, Anna Maria, FL

2012 Moonfish Bay Gallery, Madeira Beach, FL

2012 Cakewalk Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL

2012 Artist of the Month IGW Gallery

2012 Six Artists Exhibit, The New Deal Gallery, Sarasota Federal Building, Sarasota, FL

 

2011 Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

2011 Island Gallery West, Anna Maria, FL

2011 Art Manatee Center, Bradenton, FL

2011 Agami Gallery, Anna Maria, FL

2011 Anse Chastanet Gallery, Anse Chastanet, Saint Lucia, West Indies

 

2010 Arte en Mayo, Grupo Financiero de Occidente y Fundacion Rozas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno, Guatemala.

 

2007 Juanio, Obra X Obra, Club Rotarios, Arte Subasta, Guatemala

 

2005 Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala 2004 Fundacion Rosas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

2003 Fundacion Rozas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

2001 Honorable Mention, Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2001 Junkabal, ANACAFE Collective Exhibit, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

2000 Fundacion Rosas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2000 Honorable Mention, Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala

2000 Museo Miraflores, Collective Exhibit Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

 

1999 Fundacion Rosas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

1999 Honorable Mention, Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

1998 Fundacion Rosas Botran, Museo de Arte Moderno de Guatemala, Guatemala City, Guatemala

 

1997 Museo Ixchel, Guatemala City, Guatemala

1997 Instituto Guatemalteco Americano, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

 

 

Publications

American Art Collector Magazine, May 2013

American Art Collector Magazine, December 2013

Southwest Art Magazine, May 2013

Southwest Art Magazine, December 2013

 

 

Memberships & Organizations

Oil Painters of America

American Portrait Society

Women Painters of the Southeast

Plein Air Artists

Plein Air Florida

Light Chasers

 

WORKSHOPS:

CLAYTON BECK,* ROBERT LIBERACE*.  JUDY CARDUCCI,ROMEL DE LA TORRE., DAN THOMSON,

SCOTT CHRISTENSEN, GENE COSTANZA*, DOMINIC AVANT,  STEVE PERKINS, MARY MINIFIE*,

LYNN SANGUDOLCE,* KATIE DOBSON CUNDIFF*, SUSAN FOSTER*, CHARLES MIANO*, DEBRA PARIS,

SADY VALERIY, MORGAN SAMUEL PRICE, HODGES SOILEAU*, ILIIIYA MIROCHNIK, LORI PUTNAM, ROBERT* JOHNSON.* LOIS GRIFFEL.

Katherine Stone, Marc Hanson

*Two or more workshops

 

 

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