Patti CLIFFTON

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Working in a style all her own, Patti’s paintings reflect a strong sense of color and design. Painting outdoors, along our coastline, in a garden, or on her many travels, she captures and records an ordinary moment in time and the ever changing quality of light.

She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from U.S.C., with a major in design. Her work is in numerous private collections here and abroad. She is a member of California Art Club, Oil Painters of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and Southern California Plein Air Painters Association.

Though one is immediately aware of the impressive formal discipline, BALDWIN’S paintings contain an appeal that, at first, may be difficult to define. The subject matter of the work is reminiscent of Edward Hopper, but BALDWIN’S use of color, light, and meticulous attention to detail transform what would be nostalgia into a tangible observation, revitalizing a pleasant memory into present time. Stylistically speaking, BALDWIN falls somewhere between the looser strokes of Hopper and the painstaking precision of the photorealist Richard Estes, who also had a predilection for store fronts. Like these masters, BALDWIN shows the same uncanny ability to strike a responsive chord with both his technique and imagery. With his own European “vernacular architecture”, BALDWIN brings to the observer a palpable atmosphere that seems to have previously existed only in the mind’s eye. Unlike many other painters of similar subject matter, BALDWIN captures a fleeting moment and, while employing his own unique vision, romances that image and preserves it for the viewer by immortalizing it forever in his painting.

Today, BALDWIN’s paintings have found their way into hundreds of collections throughout the United States and abroad. Edward Montgomery Fine Art is proud to hold the distinction of being the exclusive gallery for the work of the distinguished painter Huntley BALDWIN.

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