Northeastern Nevada Featured Artist

Patty Fox

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Patty Fox Watercolors

Patty Fox is a well known and respected member of our Northeastern Nevada art community and recently retired as a professor of art from Great Basin College in Elko, Nevada where she taught for over 20 years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and her Masters in Fine Arts at Utah State University.

The timeless geography, landscapes, beauty, history, and culture of Nevada is inspiration for Patty Fox paintings. Capturing nature and wildlife in her art and images, is her natural response to the unique Northern Nevada high desert environment she lives in. She says, “In my love of being out of doors, I have been able to enjoy an equestrian lifestyle which has led me to many adventures, sometimes combined with art and sometimes just the pure enjoyment of my animals. I like to combine the animals now in the landscape element because they are always there. Animals are nature and sometimes we miss them in the landscapes because they are so familiar.” 

Her creative energy knows no bounds and she explores design, color, and technique in many mediums including quilting, ceramics, oil painting and printmaking. She has been captivated by watercolor medium and has created masterful work in that medium since the 1980’s. Patty feels art has given her the opportunity to make creativity the most important element of her life, style and her pursuit of the perfect expression of beauty.

Patty is now spending many retirement days painting plein air with several artist friends. They have formed a group named Monday Morning Painters. She feels that working out of doors revitalizes artists and provides a new energy to their work.

Plan to visit the California Trail Interpretive Center to enjoy her recent work in the new exhibit, Nevada Wild 2020. We present 11 Artist’s Interpretation of Nevada, continuing the tradition of visual communication of our territory dating back to the early 1800’s. Nevada Wild is sponsored by Southern Nevada Conservancy and Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group, Elko, NV. January 1 – April 30.