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I have been an artist all my life, and have been selling my art in galleries  for 40 years. I could no more stop being an artist, than I could stop breathing. (...see Artist's Statement)

Patricia Mayhew Hamm

Patricia, an experimental artist, has developed her own style through 40 years of study with the use of dramatic color, strong contrasts and sound composition.

Patricia has taken instruction several times from many well-known teachers: Mary Todd Beam; Mary Ann Beckwith; and Bonnie Cutts from Golden Paint Company are a few.

She has done numerous talks and demonstrations to various organizations on technique, art and color.

She teaches workshops in her studio and local art centers. She will be teaching in Venice, Fla., in January 2016.

Her numerous one woman shows include:

  •   University of Wisconsin 1985, 1989, 1993
  •   Phillips Memorial Library, Eau Claire, Wis., 1986,               2013
  •   Mabel Tainter Theater, Menomonie, Wis.,1997
  •   Marshfield Clinic, Rice Lake, Wis., 1997
  •   North Country Museum of Arts, Park Rapids, Minn.,           2003
  •   Phipps Center for the Arts, Healing Arts Exhibit at             the Hudson Hospital 2013
  •   Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, Wis., 1992
  •   Eau Claire Regional Art Center, Eau Claire, Wis.,              2004, 2016        

Patricia has been the guest artist for the Humanities Day at the University of Wisconsin, Barron County campus, in 1989, 1992 and 1993. 

In 1996, 2003 and 2015 she was the featured artist on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Spectrum West.

She won a national merit award for her painting of The Private Hell of Migraine from The National Headache Foundation.  The painting is in a collection that toured the country.

In June of 2012, the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council honored Patricia by surprising her with an award for her support in the visual arts.  In 2014 she was chosen by the Art Council as the featured artist for their yearly Jubliee fund raiser.

She has many paintings in corporate offices across the country.

She has fostered the arts in northwest Wisconsin and has participated in the Eau Claire Regional Art Center’s ongoing mission.  She has been a part of the Banbury Art Crawl in Eau Claire Wisconsin since its inception.  She was also one of the artists responsible for the forming and continuing participation of the Art Meander art crawl in northwest Wisconsin.

In 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2011 and 2014 she was a featured artist on Wisconsin Public  radio’s Spectrum West.

She has done numerous demonstrations and talks to area organizations. 

She is currently represented by:

  • Dancing Bird Gallery, Cumberland, Wisconsin
  • Brickyard Gallery, Barronett, Wisconsin
  • Carpe Diem, Chetek, Wisconsin

Patricia is available for art workshops and classes for adults. She teaches a nontraditional, loose and spontaneous art technique, not realism. Workshops and classes are always in the planning.  Please inquire as to scheduling one in your area.  If you can provide a location and students  interested in a non-objective view of watercolor, acrylic or alcohol ink painting (often on Yupo--polypropylene), she would be glad to usher you into this realm.

Patricia maintains her studio gallery, Artistic Innovations, and lives in Chetek, Wisc., with her husband David and two cats, Franny and Daisy.