Patricia Brunelle was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England and emigrated to Canada with her parents as a young child. Her love of art has been apparent since the age of four and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and talents with the many future artists that she has taught over the years. Patricia instructs at the Nepean Visual Arts Centre and now resides in Almonte, Ontario.
Formerly known as Patricia Mantil Studio, Patricia is an accomplished artist specializing in portraiture and studies of children, she is fascinated with faces and the human form. Her choices of a muted palette, with its traditional hues and evocative historical colours, lends itself perfectly to her subject matter. Working in acrylics, oil, or watercolour, Patricia magnifies our look at everyday life, as the masters did.
Patricia has shown her paintings in art shows across Ontario and in the United States, with “September Mourn” being selected as the featured piece displayed at the Williamsburg Historical Art Center in New York City for the first year anniversary of the 911 attacks. Patricia was also commissioned by the Town of Almonte to paint a mural of a prominent historical figure which is displayed downtown as well as chosen to design logos for the Mississippi Mills Relay For Life/Canadian Cancer Society.
In the midst of her busy life raising a family with her husband Pete, Patricia makes time to create, sketch and paint in her home studio where her canvasses can be viewed.