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Patricia Patterson

Patricia Patterson

About: Welcome! I’m an Oakland, California based photographer, artist and writer. I love capturing a diverse range of subjects, some that tell a story, create a somber mood, simple beauty or form. I’ve been involved with the former Art of Living Black group since its inception, exhibiting my work at the annual “Art of the African Diaspora” exhibit at Richmond Art Center (RAC) for 24 years. I’ve also exhibited at Oakland’s Pro Arts East Bay Open Studios for 16 years and other venues. My focus is on fine arts and photojournalistic work, capturing people, places, things, abstracts and portraiture. I print on paper, canvas, acrylic & fabric, and I love both digital and film formats. I’m proud to be an Artistic Achievement Award winner of Art of the African Diaspora in 2000, for “Parade”, my portrayal of youth at a Black Cowboy parade. I solo exhibited my “Barbershops & Beauty Salons, Good Hair/Bad Hair Smackdown” at RAC; 20 enlargements of Oakland’s older barbershops & hair salons, with rich culture and unique tools of the trade, which was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle. I sell handmade photographic blank greeting cards at my online store The cards depict my larger pieces, sold at exhibits, fairs, online and my studio. I’ve taught basics of photography and encouraged/mentored all ages. Most recently, I contracted with Alameda County Department of Public Works for commercial East Bay photography projects. I also love capturing portraits and special events. I love connecting with art supporters, customers and other artists, swapping stories and getting others involved or inspired in photography. Join me!

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More info: Feel free to connect, give me feedback or to order my art. You may reach me at or 510.499.3392. My art is available for purchase at, or by viewing my virtual gallery. Thank You for your support and for visiting my page!

Images – 1: Sunset, 2: Parade, 3: Black Princess Lotus Flower

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