Patricia Montgomery is a self taught abstract painter using color and movement to express emotions. She learned her art by studying the works of Kandinsky and Gauguin, as she was very interested in their use color. She learned how to create movement through the works of Pollock.
In 2000, Patricia was selected to participate in the 2001 Biennale Internazionale Dell’Arte Contemporanea at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence, Italy. She designed a series of story quilts about the lives of African Americans during the Colonial and slavery era using modified log cabin quilting pattern around ghostly digital images.
Over time her story quilts evolved into abstract textile thread paintings or art quilts that combined a personal love of painting and sewing. Today, she designs abstract textile paintings that are rich in color, texture and celebrate the rhythms of life.
Patricia Montgomery was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, I lived in Hempstead, New York until 1979. I earned my Master of Fine Art from John F. Kennedy University and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Holy Names College. She currently resides in Oakland, California.