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Bio

A native of the Washington D.C. area, Pat Whittle is an artist based in the town of Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia.  She holds degrees in both computer science and biology and has worked as a biology teacher, a software engineer, and  a homeschool mom.  Once the nest emptied, Pat turned to what she enjoyed most during her early years, drawing, and painting.

Pat soon pursued more formal art training. Through drawing and painting classes at the Northern Virginia Community College with Matt Pinney, and the Compass Atelier in Rockville with Glen Kessler, as well as workshops with Mitchell Johnson, Ann Schlesinger and other talented artists her skills developed.  Awards for her drawings and paintings came quickly at several NVCC Student Art Shows, and regularly at the Waterford Fair. Her work has been juried into local, regional and national shows.

Her most recent paintings range from surreal landscapes and elaborately patterned florals to more realistic renderings of nature and landscape. She creates works in both oil and acrylic and would love more time to learn more about relief printing. She is looking forward to further explorations, and expanding her body of work.

In addition to her art practice, Pat is an avid birdwatcher, a native plant enthusiast and enjoys spending time outdoors.

 

Awards:

2024 Best in Show, "Untitled", Franklin Park Arts Center, 'Paper' exhibit

2023 Third Place, "Beans in the Belfry", The Waterford Fair

2022 First Place, "Numeracy", The Waterford Fair, Virginia

2022 Honorable Mention "Red Sky", The Waterford Fair, Virginia

2021 Honorable Mention "And Then There Were None", The Waterford Fair, Virginia

2019 Best Loudoun County Artist, The Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA

2018 Honorable Mention "Blueberries" The Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA

2018 Honorable Mention “The Tree” NVCC Student Show Manassas Campus

2017 3rd Place “Leaf” Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA

2017 2nd Place “The View” NVCC Student Show Manassas Campus

2017 Best Drawing “Leaf” NVCC Student Show Loudoun Campus

2016 Best Drawing “Berry” NVCC Student Show Loudoun Campus

 

Exhibitions:

MAY 2024 - Solo Show - 'Bigger Things', Loudoun County Government Center, Leesburg, VA

APR 2024 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA

MAR 2024 - 'Destinations' - Curated Show, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD

MAR 2024 - 'Bigger Things' - Solo Show, Ashburn Library, Ashburn, VA

JAN 2024 - 'Prism' - Annual Juried Show, Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD 

OCT 2023 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA

OCT 2023 - The Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA Fine Art Exhibit and Art Mart

SEP 2023 - Land Trust Show, Loudoun Sketch Club

JAN 2023 - Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MD - Juror (Dr. Mary Morton)

JAN 2023 - Hill Center Galleries, Regional Show - Juror (Nehemiah Dixon)

DEC 2022 - The Artists in Middleburg, GASP Exhibit

NOV 2022 - "Showing Off", Loudoun Sketch Club Annual Show, Franklin Park Arts Center

OCT 2022 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA

OCT 2022 - The Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA Fine Art Exhibit and Art Mart

AUG 2022 - The Artists in Middleburg, "Local Artists, Local Scenes"

JUN 2022 - Franklin Park Art's Center, Purcellville, VA (group show)

MAR 2022 - Hill Center Galleries, Regional Show - Juror (Claude Elliott)

JAN  2022 - Gum Spring Library, solo show

DEC 2021 - Purcellville Library, group show

OCT 2021 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA

OCT 2021 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA Fine Art Exhibit and Art Mart

SEP 2021 - Paint the Town, Kensington, MD

JUL 2021 - Ashburn Library, Ashburn, VA

JAN 2021 - Cascades Library, Sterling, VA

DEC 2020 - Friends of the Yellow Barn Members Show - Juror (Harry Cooper, NGA)

JAN 2020 - Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, MD - Juror (Amy Eva Raehse, Goya)

NOV 2019 - Friends of Leesburg Public Arts, Thomas Balch Library

NOV 2019 - Tryst (Hip Holiday), Leesburg, VA

OCT 2019 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA Fine Art Exhibit

AUG 2019 - Purcellville Art Gallery, Purcellville, VA

AUG 2019 - Tryst (ChillPop), Leesburg, VA

JUN 2019 - Tryst (DFW), Leesburg, VA 

JUN 2019 - Brookside Gardens - Group Show

MAY 2019 - Delaplaine Arts Center National Exhibit - Group Show

MAY 2019 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA - Group show

APR 2019 - Womens Club of Chevy Chase, MD - Group show

MAR 2019 - Tryst (JFK), Leesburg, VA

FEB 2019 - Art Sweet Art, Leesburg, VA

JAN 2019 - Tryst Gallery (MCO), Leesburg, VA 

OCT 2018 - Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA

SEP 2018 - Tryst Gallery, Leesburg, VA - Group show

SEP 2018 - Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA - Group show

JUN 2018 - The Hill Center Galleries Regional Show - Juror (Annette Polan)

APR 2018 - Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA - Student Show

OCT 2017 - The Waterford Fair, Waterford, VA - Juror (Lis Zadravec)

APR 2017 - Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA Loudoun Student Show

APR 2017 - Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA Manassas Student Show

APR 2016 - Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA Loudoun Student Show

Education:

The Compass Atelier, Rockville, MD 

Northern Virginia Community College, Manassas, VA and Sterling, VA 

The University of Maryland, College Park, MD - Computer Science, BS

McDaniel College, Westminster, MD - Biology, BA

Affiliations:

Loudoun Sketch Club, Leesburg, Virginia

Montgomery Art Association, Kensington, MD

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