“Beauty is in the juxtaposition of things, its energies working together in harmony and disharmony. Sometimes beauty is in the resistance and the tension, and sometimes it’s in complete surrender.” PL

Many who experience a painting of Patricia Larsen think it’s the work of a Zen monk, someone who’s mastered the elements of purity - but its Larsen’s memories of playing in Albertan prairie fields that melt into her images. She has studied at the Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Alberta College of Art, University of Calgary, and Red Deer College, with many independent studios and solo shows in between. Her work has been recently featured in Canadian House & Home and Style at Home.

Patricia didn’t begin formal art studies until she was in her thirties, in between life in Toronto, New York City, Washington, Red Deer, Hawaii, Salt Spring Island and finally Vancouver BC. Larsen is presently living and painting in the southern tip of the Baja, in Pascadero Mexico, with her new pup Enzo.