Patricia Gawle
Pat Gawle

Patricia Gawle received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the Ringling School of Art & Design in Sarasota, FL. Soon after graduating, Patricia took off on an adventure that led her traveling across Mexico, finally settling in Mexico City where she remained for 5 years painting, teaching and exploring the countryside.

In 1991 she returned to Sarasota and became involved in the local art scene, exhibiting in galleries and entering national shows. She resumed her award-winning “Wondrous Places” series and began experimenting in other media as well, eventually opening The Plum Door Art Studios & Gallery in the Towles Court Artist Colony in 1997.

While completing a commission piece in Maui, Patricia became intrigued with an oil based monotype technique printed on black paper. Upon returning to Florida, she created an entire series of monotype paintings based on her time in Maui and eventually Bali.

Patricia taught a variation of this monotype technique to the children’s summer camp she helped start in the artist colony. In return, the children reminded her of her earlier love for ceramics. Always eager to explore new ideas, Patricia resurrected her ceramic skills and began painting on tile. “As an artist, it doesn’t matter the surface you paint on once you master the medium. The artistry is in the way you express the idea!”

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