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Pat Duggan Fine Art
Pat is a lifelong artist. Growing up in Ohio’s Amish farm country, she was inspired at a very young age to draw the various farm animals and pets. Much to the dismay of her father, she chose to attend a vocational high school where she could study “Commercial Art” rather than choosing to attend the college prep school.
After graduating with a degree in Commercial Art, Pat worked as an apprentice artist for two ad agencies, a printing company, and a mural arts company while also studying art at Kent State University.
Studying at Kent State, Pat earned part of her tuition by drawing portraits at local county fairs.
Graduating from KSU with a Bachelor’s degree in art education, and with a vocational certificate to teach Commercial Art, Pat taught at Alliance High school in Ohio. She later taught Commercial Art at the Area Vocational Center in Phoenix, Arizona while earning a Master’s degree from Arizona State University.
Moving to California in 1981, Pat worked for the Simi Valley school system through 1991, deciding then to return to graphic arts where she worked for two Ventura County magazines and as a freelance graphic designer.
Today, retired from teaching in public schools, Pat has moved into fine art painting and is giving private art lessons in her own studio.
Still intrigued by animals, and involved in showing her own horses, Pat is known for her “Horses in Action” series of paintings and her Koi fish series, done in a variety of mediums. Recently, Pat has started a series of still life paintings that highlight Native American artifacts done in a classical realistic style. While much of her work is representational, she also enjoys working with strong color and design in an expressionistic style. Years of studying graphics has given her an eye for design.
A member of the Westlake Village Art Guild, the Santa Clarita Art Guild and the Simi Valley Art Guild, Pat participates in many local art shows and has won numerous awards. She also has representation in several local galleries.
PJCDuggan@aol.com and website: DugganArtwork.com