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February 18, 2019

Below is the written response to my exhibit of 10 of the Ghosts In Saranac Lake paintings at Historic Saranac Lake in February 2019.

Ghosts In Saranac Lake - Watercolor Painting Series

Valerie Patterson

My series of paintings "Ghosts Of Saranac Lake" incorporates the past...

May 18, 2018

I was born with strabismus, commonly known as crossed eyes. Most strabismus is the result of an abnormality of the neuromuscular (including brain) control of eye movement. When the eyes are oriented in different directions, the brain receives 2 different visual images....

March 23, 2018

In the 1870s, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau came to the area sick with TB. To his astonishment, his health improved. He settled in the village and established the first successful sanatorium for the treatment of TB in the U.S.

In 1887, author Robert Louis Stevenson came...

March 7, 2018

 No Pretty Pictures?

As a visual artist, I have been given the gift of a voice. Many people see and interact with the images that I create. In this technology saturated world, my images reach far more people than I will ever know. And so, I have a responsibility to make...

February 6, 2018

I have been working on a series of paintings, for the past few months, utilizing vintage illustrations from Fairy Tales. This was never conceived as a series, but evolved into one over time. I began looking at vintage illustrations on the internet (I don’t recall what...

September 2, 2017

When I was a child I was excruciatingly shy. So shy that I had a very difficult time, going through a check out line at a store. Fortunately, my mother made me do it, over and over, until that problem disappeared. Perhaps the bigger issue that developed as a result of...

September 2, 2017

I am often asked where my ideas come from. They come i to me n several different ways.

I always try to have my camera with me wherever I go and am frequently snapping shots of things that interest me. The ones that interest me the most get printed and placed in a photo...

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