Discover Local Artists: Pat Kaufman

Pat Kaufman

Pat Kaufman’s paintings can be viewed at the 9th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean in Juno Beach November 13 and 14, and the 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Fest, November 27 and 28.

An award winning , self-taught watercolor artist, Kaufman creates bright tropical, Key West-style paintings.  She lives in a renovated cottage, built in the 1930s, in Pineapple Grove, Delray Beach, which also serves as her work studio and art gallery.

“I am inspired by the wonder of color. The transparency and spontaneity of watercolors gives life to my paintings,” she said.  “Here in Florida and other places I have visited, there is so much color all around you. When I observe the trees blowing in the breeze, the sunlight dancing off the leaves or the light shining through blossom petals, it inspires me to paint them and see if I can capture this dance of light.”

Sun Kissed Blossoms, watercolor, 22 by 30 inches, priced at $525

She also loves architecture and the old clapboard houses and cottages.  “They have so much character, charm and color. I love their doors and windows as they seem to just lure me in and then I just want to draw and paint them,” she said.

Cottage by the Sea, watercolor, 22 by 30 inches, priced at $525

The 9th Annual Holiday Craft Festival on the Ocean will take place November 13 and 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on A1A between Donald Ross Rd. & Loggerhead Park in Juno Beach.  The 11th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Thanksgiving Art Fest is held November 27 and 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. located in the Pineapple Grove Arts District, on NE Second Ave. just north of Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach.  For more information contact Pat at 561-272 – 4260, or visit her web site www.patkaufmanart.com

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