UPDATE: The Goodrich Gallery will be closed Monday-Friday for the remainder of 2019 due to construction at the church.
The Goodrich Gallery enriches our church with a new art exhibit each month featuring the work of gifted local artists.
The Goodrich Gallery is pleased to feature artwork by artist and Goodrich Gallery committee member Patricia Franklin Regan during the month of October. A reception for the artist will be held Sunday, October 6 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the gallery.
“ When I started painting I had two preschoolers at home with a sitter. The class met in a friend’s barn and an Atlanta portrait painter was teaching in oils. It triggered a real passion in me for it becoming more than a pastime hobby. After a family move to the Philadelphia area I applied and was accepted to the Wyeth School in Chadds Ford, where Carolyn Wyeth, Andrew’s sister, taught oil painting in their father, N. C . Wyeth’s old barn style studio. The influence of that academic training turned my style to classical realism.
Eventually moving to Dallas gave me the opportunity to show my work professionally, winning numerous merit awards. I established a teaching studio and was elected to the board of a nonprofit arts center for four years. I was able to continue teaching, lecturing and demonstrating. In addition, I took class work under the instruction of several artists who show professionally and taught at the Art Students League of New York; Frank Mason, David Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Greg Kreutz, and Kevin Macpherson of New Mexico.
I maintain an active studio painting regularly, mentoring and teaching students who have their own passion for art. My painting career has been a precious gift from my Creator and my ability to share and pass along some of what I have learned gives me great joy!”
From the time I realized that painting was truly my passion, it developed within a deep desire to create work that first would honor my Creator for the gift He gave me. Secondly, was a need to produce paintings that reflected the beauty of God’s creation. The advice of my father echoed in my ear that “ in all things strive for excellence.” And so the journey began and continues still to find the best teachers, use the best materials, learn from the Old Masters, and share what is in my heart.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. – Noon
Sundays: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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