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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 [...]


Recent Awards & Recognition

We are pleased to share that three of Patricia's latest works have received special recognition in national and international competitions. The first, titled "Devoted Companions," has been named a finalist in the Art Renewal Center's (ARC) prestigious International Salon Competition. (The painting was selected out of over 5,400 entries from 75 countries.) The second, titled "Insouciance," has been named a winner in Artists Magazine's Artists Over 60 competition. (The award-winning piece will be featured along with a short write-up in the March/April 2023 issue of Artists Magazine.) The third and most recent, titled "Golden Summer Glow" was named a finalist in the Portrait Society of America's Members Only Competition [...]

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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 [...] 

NEW: Winter Classes & Workshops

Details for all Winter classes & workshops have been posted!  The winter session includes a new Portrait & Figure from Life class, as well as a new long-pose figure and still life painting workshop celebrating the pre-Raphaelite style.

Please see the CLASSES page for more details, and contact Patricia via email to register.

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