Welcome to my world!
I hope you enjoy my art and it inspires other creativity in yourself. However, I ask you to respect my intellectual ownership and will reluctantly take action against those who abuse my copyright.
As an untrained, largely self-taught artist I have held many local exhibitions in my home town of Adelaide South Australia since the mid-90’s, but have not had my work purchased by major art galleries. So I have decided to place it in the wider sphere and ask you to judge for yourself: I’d appreciate your feedback.
Some time ago, I created a large artwork on commission. I had long been interested in ancient Greek art and decided that it was important to represent the Muses. These nine strong women were goddesses of beauty who surrounded Apollo, the God of beauty. Their mother was Memory. I tried to understand why the different Muses represented different art forms, but not visual art. I also reflected on the subject of beauty. Finding the greatest beauty in our natural environment in Australia, I decided to represent the Muses in an Australian context, with Australian flora and fauna.
Because I represented the Muses as naked, in keeping with Ancient Greek art, and because I choose to exhibit my work in the City’s community centres, one such centre received complaints about the nudity, so when I moved the artwork to another centre I was forced to remove two of the panels because of this. The artwork is large and heavy and about 12 meters long and needed three people to hang it.
However, imagine my horror when I arrived to sit the exhibition, only to find that it had been taken down and faced to the wall. According to the City Council it has not been possible to find those responsible, even though it is clear that the from the booking process, they would have not had the right to touch anything in the room. It would have happened over the weekend and emails have been sent to those groups who used the center over the weekend asking them not to do the same again, and to provide feedback if they are uncomfortable about anything.
So although devastated, I have had the support of my friends to hang the exhibition for a third time.
Please come and see the exhibition if you are able: times are shown on the accompanying flier.
Thank you, Kathleen Patitsas 12/5/22
I have also produced a series of art cards reproducing some of my paintings, printed with 100% solar technology on recycled paper at Created2Print in Sturt St also.
I plan next to focus on promoting sales of my art, both original and in good quality photographic print form through internet avenues, so I would be glad of any suggestions.Look forward to hearing from you, or receiving your comments on my new Facebook page: search KathleenPatitsas photos.
Contact Kathleen here