I guess I have always been an artist... as a child, I found creative outlets in drawing, tracing, coloring and imitating cartoons from just watching TV.
I now consider myself a mixed media artist since I cannot stick to only one
medium. I always find new ways to incorporate any new medium possible.
My themes usually go from quirky realistic to more whimsical and with
childlike innocence. I'm inspired by all things magical and surreal.
Mermaids, angels, fairies, forlorn looking girls with hearts,
princesses, and quirky characters are among my subjects
mostly in persuit of love, happiness and chasing dreams. I try to
express a sentiment of love, accomplishment and positive feelings
in my paintings.
I love grunge, texture and vintage, and paper is an obsession.
I try to incorporate all of these elements into my art. I am
constantly experimenting with new techniques and themes.
Many people believe that my art is mainly for children but truly I
create for the child in all of us.
I believe that love conquers all, dreams come true and all things are
possible if you just believe and never give up. That is my true inspiration.
©Patti Ballard, licensed through Painted Planet Licensing Group