Pat Mahony

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  • Pat Mahony
    Downtowners, 1984 (M0014)
    Watercolor on paper
    Image size: 10.75 X 10.75
    Frame size: 20.25 X 20.25

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  • Pat Mahony
    Flying Windows, 1982
    Watercolor on paper
    Image size: 12 X 12
    Frame size: 20 X 20

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  • Pat Mahony
    Glass Half Full, 2000
    Oil on paper
    Image size: 10 X 7
    Framed size: 21 X 17

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  • Pat Mahony
    Music Box, 1986-92
    Watercolor, gouache, acrylic
    Image size: 7 X 9
    Frame size: 20.25 X 22.25

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  • Pat Mahony
    Peanuts, 1991
    Watercolor & gouache
    Image size: 6.5 X 8
    Framed size: 19 X 21

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  • Pat Mahony
    Purple Mountains
    Oil on paper
    Image size: 11 X 13
    Framed size: 23 X 26

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  • Pat Mahony
    Unknown Title (M027)
    Watercolor on paper
    Image size: 6.5 X 10.5
    Frame size: 11.25 X 14.25

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  • Pat Mahony
    Unknown Windows, 1985
    Mixed media on paper
    Image size: 7 X 16
    Frame size: 13.25 X 21.25

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  • Pat Mahony
    Untitled Apple, 1986
    Mixed media on paper
    Image size: 6.75 X 6.25
    Frame size: 18 X 17

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  • Pat Mahony
    Untitled Window
    Mixed media on paper
    Image size: 4 X 5.625
    Frame size: 12.75 X 13.5

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Pat mahony Biography

Pat Mahony, long associated with the Sacramento Valley School, creates lush landscapes and poignant still lifes, which reflect years of study of the characteristics of light. As her work has evolved from urban scenes, to river landscapes and then to still lifes, Mahony has maintained an abstracted view of her subject matter while exploring color and drama through the contrast of light and dark. These elements have remained the central focus of her journey as an artist, whether painting in watercolors, gouache or oils. A move from East Sacramento to the Garden Highway in 1988 proved significant—Mahony began to capture the river landscapes and local farmland visible from her studio. For the next fifteen years, Mahony interpreted these vistas in oils, utilizing the medium to achieve saturated tones and compositional depth. In transitioning from watercolor to oil, Mahony carried over her signature “flecks”—more carefully developing the layered bursts of pigment built up throughout the painting—giving the compositions a more tactile, three-dimensional quality. Throughout this landscape/riverscape period, she eagerly experimented with the transitional characteristics of illumination. Comparing the visual effects of Sacramento Valley light to that of Southern France, Spain, New Mexico and the California coast, Mahony achieved an ethereal, but authentic, ambiance in her compositions. As a self-proclaimed colorist, Mahony embraced her foray into black and white as a challenge. Her focus remains centered around how to convey the same dramatic impression and intensity. The paintings in this exhibition are the culmination of a career spent exploring the contrast of light and dark; the results are the closest Mahony has come to absolute abstraction—her ultimate goal.

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