artist • oils & watercolor • Palmer Lake, Colorado
Patricia J Schmidt [Hilbert]
Biography & Artist Statement
I came from a small town in Northwest Missouri, where I attended grades one through six. I loved to draw and paint at an early age and made my own paper-dolls, some still stuck away in my archives. My family moved to Southern California and I started the seventh grade and graduated from high school with an Art Scholarship. I choose to try Kansas City School of Art and Design for a short while; which was interrupted by marriage and starting a family.
From that time on between raising a family and moving to Colorado I expressed my painting technique in several mediums; portrait, landscape, floral and abstract. Those paintings, some commissioned are throughout the U.S. and a couple of foreign countries privately owned. Two different portraits of onetime Palmer Lake residents are currently displayed in the Palmer Lake Museum.
I joined the Palmer Lake Art Group in the early seventies and taught for a number of years in the Tri-Lakes area. I try to exhibit my work as often as possible. My career, working as a realtor has slowed to retiring soon, so I’m back teaching again.
I’m looking forward to meeting more artists and being available to teach my favorite mediums.