Community Gallery Exhibition
September 1 – October 25, 2023
September 1 from 6-9 PM
Rural Carolina Revisited showcases the watercolor paintings of Pat Konicki. This exhibition looks at the conjunction of beauty and antiquity of rural life in the Carolinas. Changing the perceptions of overlooked subjects is at the core of Konicki’s work. Subjects such as dilapidated barns or broken down cars hold intrinsic beauty and Konicki explores that idea by enhancing color and light. Konicki’s work provokes an emotional response to a place or thing, thus highlighting the value in protecting or restoring the environment around us in the Carolinas. The challenge is to see beyond the surface of the decay and capture its splendor and history.
About the Artist
Pat Konicki graduated from American Academy of Art and began her career as a graphic designer and illustrator in Chicago. After relocating to Miami, Pat opened a graphic design and advertising firm focused on clients in the fashion, retail, healthcare and manufacturing industries.
Pat now resides in the Carolinas, where she derives much of her inspiration of often forgotten treasures. She is an award winning, contributing member of the Southern Watercolor Society, North Carolina Watercolor Society, South Carolina Watermedia Society, Catawba River Visual Artists Guild, Rutherford County’s Visual Arts Center and Tryon Painters and Sculptors. Galleries and studios throughout North and South Carolina have exhibited her work.