Visit her website and you’ll see what I mean, or take a look at one of her works on paper, Belly Button, below. I can’t think of a more adorable name for a painting. Even the title makes me smile.
We feature Patti’s work in the July/August issue, one of my favorite issues we’ve done. On the cover is a Hopper painting of a couple (alone-together, in true Hopper form) on a sun-drenched porch. Also in the issue is work by Bryce Cameron Liston. He and I spoke on the phone a while back about the state of Romantic art. Some people may find the style old-fashioned or sappy. I agree with Liston who said that romanticism is simply a filter—similar to Impressionism—another angle from which to view the world. I can deal with a rosy-tinged filter now and again.
I hope you enjoy our summer issue as much as I do.