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MAC – Multnomah Arts Center Instructors

Patricia Cheyne

Textiles & Mixed Media

My art is a mix of landscapes, soulscapes, and mythscapes. In my art, I am influenced by immediate visual experiences–such as the forests and valleys, and shores of the Pacific Northwest. This kind of nature has been an inspiration to me from an early age growing up in New England. From my youngest memories I have been fascinated by the texture and ruggedness of the stone filled earth and rock walls that are everywhere in this landscape.

My primary medium is printmaking, specifically collagraphs and solar plates, but I also use other media such as bookmaking, letterpress, papermaking, fiber arts, drawing, and installation pieces, to help articulate my ideas. In all media I’m interested in the jagged edges of the subject, in its physicality, its surface. I want my work to appeal to the viewer physically and spiritually as well as aesthetically.