I am Patt Scrivener, I create vibrant paintings in an abstract style that make a bold statement. Something to add that spark of colour and personality to your neutral backdrop.
My creative development was inspired by the textures and colours of the rural Saskatchewan landscape where I was born and raised. To ward off boredom and to get out of pulling weeds I spent many hours crafting and designing. I never was one for hot summer days so after I picked what seemed like a mile long patch of raspberries I spent the afternoons in the cool of the basement where rather than playing with my dolls I designed their wardrobes, furniture and houses.
Although I was very interested in pursuing fashion design my career path led me to floral design and interior design. I had the opportunity to own several businesses as well as freelance. I gave workshops throughout Canada, held a teaching position at Olds College and Mount Royal College.
I attended many classes and workshops on ceramics, floral design, silk painting, jewellery making, water colour and monoprinting.
In 2005 I took a week long Mixed media workshop with Maxine Masterfield which was the catalyst for my decision to focus my creativity on painting. In 2007 I studied Life Coaching and in doing so became clear on my own vision. In 2008 I left the big city life behind and moved to Vancouver Island and pursued being a full time artist.
I paint almost daily and facilitate workshops and coach other creatives towards their dreams.
I believe my past experiences are woven into my mixed media work. My love of colour and texture comes from all the years I have worked with fabric and flowers and this comes through in my work.