Patris, the Oak Park Artist
I am enchanted by the urban landscape and select images that portray life in the city. I create vibrant images of Oak Park that reveal a positive perspective, focusing on the hidden beauty and unseen charm woven into the design of Sacramento's first established suburb. My greatest aspiration is to support the renaissance of this neighborhood and invite others to enjoy the treasures of Oak Park.
My work celebrates a community rediscovering itself: depicting images of the past, highlighting transformations of today, embracing optimism for tomorrow.
As the "unofficial Oak Park artist," Patris' painting of the Oak Park sign was the featured image on the Oak Park Business Association's 2003 and 2004 calendar. Her "Oak Park Treasures" collection has been exhibited at the Shriner's Children's Hospital, St. Hope Development Corporation Headquarters, and Christian Brothers High School. Many of the paintings have been purchased by private collectors.