Featured Artist of the Week – Patricia Wallis

August 16, 2015 | by Stephen Silveira

patwallisblog (1) At Alpine Home Furnishings, we pride ourselves in our ability to showcase a variety of artwork in all mediums throughout our store. Our Spotlight Artist of the Week is local artist Patricia Wallis! Pat Wallis is one of our favorite artists, and her work is truly spectacular. What makes her work so different and intriguing is her use of patina and oil on copper. In her tree paintings, her use of just patina on copper allows the copper underneath to captivatingly show through more. The exposed metal gives the painting a certain warmth unparalleled by most metal medium pieces. In her fish paintings, Pat depicts the kokanee salmon, native to the Lake Tahoe region, spawning in Taylor Creek after there venture from Lake Tahoe to Taylor Creek in the fall. Her work is truly beautiful. Thank you for letting us display your artwork Pat Wallis!