Elizabeth Patterson: Paris & Other Places

Louis Stern Fine Arts is pleased to present Elizabeth Patterson: Paris & Other Places.  Opening December 10, 2016 the show features hyper realistic colored pencil drawings, which showcase Patterson’s masterful drawing techniques.  This exhibition transports the viewer to destinations around Paris, France, and the U.S.A., breathing new life into a typical rainy day.

From Eiffel Tower II, Paris to Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, Patterson’s work challenges the need for clear, sunny skies to illustrate captivating landscapes. Instead, Patterson provides us with a view of the world from behind the rain covered windows and car windshields of daily life.  While Patterson’s drawings are executed with a precision that can best be described as photographic, the artist finds abstraction in the rainfall.  Her use of color and light envigorate an otherwise gloomy circumstance. 

Elizabeth Patterson received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design but stopped practicing art after sustaining a severe hand injury in 1984.  Fifteen years later, at the urging of her partner, Elizabeth resolved to return to her art-making practice. She discovered that her gift for drawing remained intact. In her initial foray back to her artwork, memories of a much-loved Hawaiian vacation were captured in a series of brilliant aquatic drawings. The challenge presented by the subject material stirred the artist’s imagination and compelled her to begin a new body of work. Employing colored pencil, graphite and a touch of solvent, Patterson began to experiment with urban scenes but maintained the challenge of representing water in the compositions.

Ms. Patterson is a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America where her work has won numerous awards including the prestigious honor of signature status.  Earlier in 2016, the artist was featured in her second solo exhibition at Galerie Louis Carré in Paris, France.


Rue de Châteaudun, Paris , 2015 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board 20 x 22 inches; 50.8 x 55.9 centimeters

Rue de Châteaudun, Paris, 2015
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board
20 x 22 inches; 50.8 x 55.9 centimeters

Eiffel Tower III, Paris , 2014 color pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 23 x 27 inches; 58.4 x 68.6 centimeters

Eiffel Tower III, Paris, 2014
color pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
23 x 27 inches; 58.4 x 68.6 centimeters

Place de la Concorde , 2015 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board 28 x 40 inches; 71.1 x 101.6 centimeters

Place de la Concorde, 2015
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board
28 x 40 inches; 71.1 x 101.6 centimeters

Arc de Triomphe III, Paris , 2015 colored pencil, graphite, solvent on Strathmore board 20 x 30 inches; 50.8 x 76.2 centimeters

Arc de Triomphe III, Paris, 2015
colored pencil, graphite, solvent on Strathmore board
20 x 30 inches; 50.8 x 76.2 centimeters

Spring Street, Los Angeles , 2011 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 26 x 40 inches; 66 x 101.6 centimeters

Spring Street, Los Angeles, 2011
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
26 x 40 inches; 66 x 101.6 centimeters

Beverly Glen Boulevard IV, Los Angeles , 2010 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 22 x 38 inches; 55.9 x 96.5 centimeters

Beverly Glen Boulevard IV, Los Angeles, 2010
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
22 x 38 inches; 55.9 x 96.5 centimeters

Place de la Concorde V, Paris, 2016 color pencil, graphite and solvent on Strathmore Bristol vellum 22 x 40 inches; 55.9 x 101.6 centimeters

Place de la Concorde V, Paris, 2016 color pencil, graphite and solvent on Strathmore Bristol vellum
22 x 40 inches; 55.9 x 101.6 centimeters

Avenue Raymond-Poincaré II, Paris , 2015 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board 22 x 19 inches; 55.9 x 48.3 centimeters

Avenue Raymond-Poincaré II, Paris, 2015
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board
22 x 19 inches; 55.9 x 48.3 centimeters

Eiffel Tower, II , 2014 color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 34 x 27 inches; 86.4 x 68.6 centimeters

Eiffel Tower, II, 2014
color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
34 x 27 inches; 86.4 x 68.6 centimeters

Burbank Boulevard at I-405 , 2013 color pencil, graphite and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 20 x 29 inches; 50.8 x 73.7 centimeters LSFA# 13148

Burbank Boulevard at I-405, 2013
color pencil, graphite and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
20 x 29 inches; 50.8 x 73.7 centimeters LSFA# 13148

Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans , 2010 colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 20 x 30 inches; 50.8 x 76.2 centimeters

Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, 2010
colored pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
20 x 30 inches; 50.8 x 76.2 centimeters

West Duval Street, Lake City , 2013 color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 26 x 40 inches; 66 x 101.6 centimeters

West Duval Street, Lake City, 2013
color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
26 x 40 inches; 66 x 101.6 centimeters

Place Vendome, Paris , 2014 color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum 23 x 34 inches; 58.4 x 86.4 centimeters

Place Vendome, Paris, 2014
color pencil and solvent on Strathmore Bristol Vellum
23 x 34 inches; 58.4 x 86.4 centimeters

Rue la Fayette , 2014 color pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board 26 x 28 inches; 66 x 71.1 centimeters

Rue la Fayette, 2014
color pencil and solvent on Strathmore illustration board
26 x 28 inches; 66 x 71.1 centimeters