Patty deGrandpre is an abstract mixed media artist with a love of printmaking. Utilizing digital inkjet transfer in conjunction with traditional mono printing techniques, deGrandpre produces one of a kind prints. She received her BFA in Visual Design at University of Massachusetts, North Dartmouth in 1987. Immediately after college, she worked for a typesetting company for many years as well as a freelance collage illustrator. She has participated in many shows both juried and invitational at local, regional, national, as well as international levels. Patty has had three Solo exhibitions, including “Broken Television”, Bromfield Gallery Boston Massachusetts, 2019. She has received awards over the years in both Fine Art and Printmaking including but not limited to Best in Show, 17th Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, 2014, Juror’s Choice Award, Cambridge Art Association, Red Biennial, 2016, Best in Show in Printmaking, Newburyport Art Association Winter Members Juried Show, 2017, and Art in Print’s “Prix de Print” in 2019. deGrandpre is currently a Core Artist Member at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her nursing degree in 1993 and is a practicing nurse. Patty works out of her home studio in Beverly Massachusetts. Her next exhibition is planned for 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts
My work evolves from photos and drawings of common objects and scenes from my life and travels. I crop, deconstruct and layer imagery, blending abstraction with reality. It is important for me to anchor each work with a recognizable image that suggests a narrative. A common identifiable object becomes the catalyst as it morphs from an expected pictorial to an unexpected abstraction. I make sense of the subjective through thoughtful use of structure, form, and color.
Fountain Street Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts, Core Artist
Cambridge Art Association, Artist
Newburyport Art Association, Master Artist
Monotype Guild of NewEngland, Artist