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Patricia Roldan
"Banyan Tree Emerald", 2008
24 x 24, acrylic on canvas
"Lines of the Elderly", 2011
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
"Screw Pine", 2010
24 x 36, acrylic on canvas
"Red Satin", 2011
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
"Diadem of Jade", 2008
12 x 12, acrylic on canvas board
"The Sentinel", 2008
24 x 24, acrylic on canvas
"First Fruits", 2012
24 x 36, acrylic on canvas
"Mid-Life Crisis", 2012
36 x 24, acrylic on canvas
"Pillars of Jakin and Boaz", 2012
7 x 5, acrylic on gesso board
"Lady in Pink II", 2010
16 x 30, styrofoam (relief), acrylic on canvas
"Silver Lining", 2003
24 x 24, acrylic on canvas
"Morning Burst",  2010
16 x 36, acrylic on canvas
Working with her father as a commercial artist in Colorado, Patricia
Roldan was influenced by materials used daily, including tools and
heavy equipment. Her daily routine ranged from post-hole digging for
mounting signage to hand-lettering roadside billboards on scaffolding
in winter. She also was one of the last artists in the area who hand
cut silk screen mylar for screen printing before it changed over to
photographic and digital technology. She’s now retired from the USAF
(16 years) as an aircraft mechanic on C-130’s, having served in both
the Persian War and Persian Conflict.

After retirement, Patricia received her BFA from Florida Atlantic
University, Magna Cum Laude, in Davie, Florida, to pursue her desire
in the arts. Her major was graphic design, and in order to graduate
had to take a painting and color theory class. These classes opened
a new world, and she’s been painting ever since.
Her work is based in the botanical realm, exploring intricacies and
graphic dynamics interplay. Working in both two and
three-dimensional atmospheres, her mediums are acrylic on
canvas paintings, styrofoam sculpture, photography, and a
proprietary sculpting material she developed. Her art has been
exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, to
include Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, and Barbados.
Nature provides intricate and complex dialogs, each distinctive to its
own species, each articulating unique pattern diversity, yet these flora’
s blend into the landscape almost invisibly. While living in the
Philippines, I fell in love with the tropical life in its rough and native
habitat. They are unique in shapes, sizes, fragrances, etc. Each
exhibits their own persona, touching us in different ways.

Botanicals have become a personal journey for me. I’m presently
exploring their life and death cycle, using their imperfections and
wilting to portray our own aging cycle. Depicting their wisdom and
wrinkled lines of grace is a purposeful decision, engaging viewers into
their conversations.  Each botanic stands on their own rather than a
group, to exploit their details.  Their natural imperfections compel us
to realize no one is perfect, but our innermost personalities and
individuality is what make us beautiful.