Pat Wattam Artist Biography

RS Hanna Gallery - Pat Wattam Artist Biography
208 South Llano Street ~ Fredericksburg, Texas  78624
Ph:  (830) 307-3071  &  (830) 307-3074

Pat Wattam


The creative process has been with me as far back as I can remember.    I starting playing music and drawing from a very early age. The passion for both disciplines comes from my heart.  


In the early 60's I was drawn to Hawaii and the crashing waves I saw in the movie "Ride the Wild Surf".    Years later, I finally traveled to Hawaii and experienced the beauty and power of the water and the waves.  I love water because of it's rhythm - the way it flows peacefully, or the way the waves explode as they crash on the rocks.  This was a new beat?.which lead to painting!


In 2009, I started painting to decorate my new beach condos on the Gulf Coast of Alabama.  I quickly discovered I loved the way the paint flowed on the canvas, and started painting what I saw.  To this day, every trip to the beach is a time to re-examine the waves, the birds, the clouds ? all the things I love about the beach. 


Of course, I can't just paint water but water is almost always in my paintings somewhere!


Whether playing my flute or painting, it takes me to a place of peace and oneness with the universe.  I hope my art will give people the same experience and give them a break from their everyday world.


In Orange Beach, Alabama, I am represented by the Coastal Art Center.  Many of my paintings can also be seen in Baton Rouge at the Elizabethan Gallery as well as my own gallery at N the Art Space in the Settlement at Bocage.


I have studied with internationally renown artist, Elayne Kuehler, and well known local artist, Elise Toups.    I am a member of Oil Painters of America,  AWA - Associated Women in the Arts,  Women Painters of the Southeast,  the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, and the Louisiana Art and Artists Guild.  My art has been shown at the Elizabethan Gallery in Baton Rouge, the Baton Rouge Art League Invitational, the Fabulous Firsts show presented by LAAG. Since entering juried art shows in 2012 my art has consistently been juried into the national River Road Show where I have won two merit awards, the regional "Brush with Burden" at the Rural Life Museum in Baton Rouge where I have also won awards, the 2017 NOAPS showcase at the RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX,  the 2014 spring On Line National Art Exhibit presented by the National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, the local LAAG 2016 fall show where I received honorable mention, and  the St. Tammany Art League Winter Show in Covington, LA.