Turn on the Lights Birthday Card from Artists to Watch
This 5" x 7" card is printed on a coated smooth recycled paper with soy based inks and comes with a white envelope.
Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated!
Another year, and it looks absolutely fabulous on you!
This card features an image from an original mixed media piece by Patti Ballard of Orlando, Florida. Printed by Artists to Watch in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
I am a self-taught artist. I've always had a knack and desire to create all kinds of art related things. I started drawing from old photos, but I didn't start painting until 2006. I painted for fun and never thought to make this my career. But as circumstance would have it, I got the opportunity to draw soft pastel portraits and caricatures at Disney World and later in Sea World. It was a great opportunity I couldn't pass up and as I got better, I realized I could do it as a career. In 2011, after selling a few paintings online, I was encouraged by friends and family to do an art show. I haven't stopped since. I never dreamed I could have the blessing of making a career out of something I loved.
I am constantly teaching myself, practicing and creating new paintings and even new crafts which I love to do and also the occasional whimsical illustration. Unable to stick to only one medium, my mixed media art ranges from gouache paintings to torn paper collages and a little of everything in between. I love grunge, texture, and anything vintage, as well as my obsession with paper, drives me to incorporate all of these elements into my “quirky realistic” and whimsical art.
Find more of Patti's work here.
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