About the Artist

Patricia McMahon Rice is an award-winning artist specializing in fine art oil paintings in the Classical Realist tradition. Her artistic approach combines a thoughtful blend of past and present, using time-honored techniques and materials of the great masters while adding her own contemporary flare, resulting in works of art that are aesthetically beautiful and unmistakably [...]

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Recent Work

Patricia's most recent work includes two new portraits in oil on linen, featuring a great horned owl and a pod of pelicans. (Both works are available for purchase.) 

Also new to the gallery is a collection of small bird portraits in brown ink & wash on paper. Inspired by the brown ink pen & wash drawings of the Baroque period, Patricia was able to create her own natural brown ink by simmering black walnut hulls [...] 

Register for Fall Classes & Workshop

Registration for Fall classes is officially open! Patricia will be offering several classes this Fall, with options for both group and individual instruction. She will also be conducting a workshop for those wishing to learn about painting on copper.  Classes and workshops will be held at the Stuart Street Atelier in The Plains, VA. See the CLASSES page for more details on each offering, and to confirm your place!

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