Zenfolio | PATRICIA DENNIS PHOTOGRAPHY | About

Hi there! A little about me: In the early 1970's-1990's I raised and showed collies, writing and doing photos for a specialized magazine. How ironic that now my household consists of one toy poodle and a rat terrier rescue!

Life took a turn in the 2000's and allowed me the opportunity of concentrating more on my passion of writing and photography and most important--enjoying my two grandsons! I found myself so busy taking photos of them, it was an easy step when folks started asking if I'd do work for them. It's been an adventure and I look at each assignment as 'art' in making! I've also had the pleasure of working with networking clubs as their event photographer. As much as I love taking shots of people, nature photography holds a special place in my heart because this is what allows ''me'' to slow down, put the computer aside,and connect with the environment. I find it absolutely amazing how much there is to see in our wonderful area!

My burning passion is to capture the beauty that I see and be able to represent it in such a way that the viewer feels the awe as well. I want my final rendition to result in a visual poetry that weaves hidden words, lines, dramatic color and textures of the surrounding scene. The painter in me has been known at times to surface to create an impressionistic version of the subject matter.

In 2016 and 2017 I have had the pleasure of photographing some of Nature’s grandest scenes all the way from Death Valley, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Mono Lake, Oregon, Alaska and Canada. It is indeed a wonderful word!  My award winning photographs have been displayed in galleries and have been shown in local papers and magazines.

 

Currently Exhibiting:

Triton Museum Community room:

On display from August 4 – September 2, 2018

Saturdays and Sundays • Noon–4:00 p.m.

Three of my fall series photographs are included!

1st and 3rd in the Photography category.

Campbell Artists’ Guild’s

20th Annual Art Show

Community Gallery at the Triton Museum of Art

1505 Warburton Avenue • Santa Clara, CA

 

Starting Sept 1- FOUR photos accepted into the juried Art show Urban/city life at Coastal Art League.

I will be featuring photos from CUBA Old town Havana!  

 

October: Hayward Art Association

John O'Lague Galleria 

Hayward Art Council 

777B Street Hayward City Council

 Field of Dreams- the idea of fields and  forgotten farms honoring my familie's Oklahoma roots!

 

NEW: As a new contributing artist of the gallery--Ongoing Art will be on display at the Coastal Art League  Main Street Half Moon Bay Ca starting in August 

 

Past:

2018-June-July

Coastal Art League Half Moon Bay

2018-April-June

Exhale

Los Gatos Chamber

110 E. Main Street, Los Gatos

2018 February-May Hayward Area Historical Society Museum of History and Culture

22380 Foothill Blvd Hayward 

Beckoning - Infrared B/W Filoli Gate 

 

Ending 2017

-November 7 through January 7

 Los Gatos Art Association members juried show 

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center , Los Gatos 

November 7-January 8  

First Place in Photography with Palouse Afterglow

 

2017 November 17- December 17 2017

Santa Clara Branch of NLAPW

Saratoga Library, Fruitdale Ave, Saratoga

 

2017 December-January 2018 

Coastal Art League Half Moon Bay Ca

Honorable mentions

 

2017- October 6-17 "Celebrate Women"

John O'Lague Galleria 

Hayward Art Council 

777B Street Hayward City Council

 

2017-Saratoga Chamber of Commerce

Big Basin Way Saratoga 

 

Past exhibits:

  • 2017 -Los Gatos Art Association juried show-NAMU
  • 2017-August Birdwatchers Los Gatos Ca
  • 2017-June-Filoli Historic Gardens of the World juried show 
  • 2017- June San Mateo County Fair 
  • 2017- April Los Gatos Council
  • 2017 San Mateo Fair
  • 2017-LGAA juried show
  • 2017 Coast Art League
  • 2017 Pacific Grove juried show ‘This land is our land”
  • 2016 PJCC juried show Foster city
  • 2016 LGAA Los Gatos chamber office
  • 2015 LGAA fall member juried show
  • 2015-2017 Saratoga Chamber office
  • 2015 Seasons of Filoli juried show
  • 2015 LGAA Los Gatos museum juried show
  • 2015 Le Petit Trianon Theatre 
  • National Association of Pen Women Art Achiever Award 2015
  • 2016 LGAA Los Gatos chamber office
  • 2015 LGAA fall member juried show
  • 2015-2017 Saratoga Chamber office
  • 2015 Seasons of Filoli juried show
  • 2015 LGAA Los Gatos museum juried show
  • 2014-2015 Gallery of Saratoga
  • 2014 LGGA Art juried show
  • 2014 Filoli juried show Bay Life wildlife
  • LGAA 2014 juried show photography award 
  • 2013 Filoli juried show Hidden Beauty
  • 2012 Filoli juried show through my lens

Other:

  •  Santa Clara Branch National Association of Pen Women  
  • -Vice President
  • -Art Scholarship co-chair
  • -Publicity & web 
  • 2018 Photography achievement award
  • Filoli Art Committee, Photography committee Lead
  • Filoli Artist Access Co-Chair 2014-2017
  • Member of the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Los Gatos Art Association
  • Member Campbell Guild
  • Member Hayward Art
  • Author-Dream Light a book of visual poetry
  • Author Children book KER PLUNK
  • Contributing author- Energy of Receiving
  •  Co-curator 2 juried shows

 

Prints also available on Fine Arts of America :
1-patricia-dennis.artistwebsites.com
 

Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaDennisPhotography

 

You Tube video of my recent travels through my lens:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrYa8aHULfs&t=588s

 

You Tube Video "On the outside looking in" - The art of creating Prose with Photography

 

On the outside looking in

 

 

On the outside looking in

Creating from the outside looking in. Mirroring words with images. A journey into the creation of prose. Accompa...