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Farmington Hills City Gallery Features 'Peaceful Vistas'

Rochester Hills artist Patrice Erickson's original oils reflect her love of nature.

Soft, light-filled landscapes by talented artist Patrice Erickson are featured in an exhibit titled “Peaceful Vistas” at the Farmington Hills City Gallery, located in the , now through Feb. 24.  

Erickson’s exhibit contains all original oils, which glow with luminous color and are evidence of the Rochester Hills artist's love of nature.

“I’m inspired by nature’s transcendent beauty…I’m striving for landscapes with depth and richness of color, that are strong statements about serene moments created to give a sense of my personal experience with nature," Erickson said.

Created with a fine balance of multiple layers of paint and glazes, her paintings are representational but contemporary as well, in a style that appeals to many tastes.

The artist’s work has been exhibited across Michigan in venues such as the Ella Sharp Museum, Midland Center for the Arts, the University of Michigan, and many southeast Michigan galleries.

Erickson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Flint. She studied classical academic oil painting and Italian Renaissance painting techniques with master artists Frank Covino and Larry Blovits. 

The City Gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and during special events. For more information, call the Cultural Arts Division at 248-473-1856.

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