|About the Artist
Allow me to introduce myself and my work. My name is Patricia Hargrove.
I live in Asheville, N.C.
I have had a life long fascination with people and faces. This
passion led me into 30 plus years of painting portraits. Earning
a B.A. in Graphic Design from Coker College, participating in workshops
and conferences with other well known portrait painters, and becoming
a member of several national and regional portrait artist organizations
all serve to further my passion for portrait painting. My work appears
in private collections across the country and in the World Methodist Council Museum. I've been in numerous
shows and competitions including being published in Watercolor Magic
Magazine as one of the "Editors Picks". Coker College named me Outstanding Young Alumni in 2008-2009 and
chose me to paint Coker's retiring President James Dawson.
Portraits should be about personality
as well as likeness. I strive for that expressiveness that most
mirrors personality. I also strive for the best choice in clothing
and setting that represent personality. The memories that a portrait
evokes should be be a source of joy for the ensuing years.