Pati Trippel, a resident of Hot Springs Village since late 2007, is an award-winning artist whose work is in collections around the world. Having shown in various galleries and venues in Connecticut and New York City, her artwork is currently on display at the Butler Gallery in Little Rock and the Artists’ Workshop Gallery in Hot Springs.
Trippel is accomplished in a variety of mediums: watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal and graphite, and is now focusing her creative energy on Acrylic Dyed Tissue Collages.
Raised in Southern California with access to the ocean, mountains and desert, she loves “being immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the natural world.” Her paintings express the joy, wonder, splendor and peace she feels when communing with nature. More recently, Trippel added 6 x 6-inch “Popcorn” mixed-media painting of local scenes to her repertoire of artwork.
She will be displaying her nature Acrylic Dyed Tissue Collages, Popcorn paintings, Citrus Peel & Polymer Clay Jewelry as Featured Artist for the month of May. You can see more of her work at www.patitrippel.com. Trippel is also a very active volunteer in our local community – serving on the Board of Directors of the Ouachita Children’s Center, Vice Chair of Ouachita Area Youth Council and President of Artists’ Workshop Gallery. Trippel is an ordained Interfaith Minister and serves as Spiritual Director in Hot Springs Village.
Pam Reeder’s paintings are a unique fusion of abstract and expressionistic elements. Utilizing both acrylic and mixed media, her work is distinguished by bold colors and energetic brushstrokes. Her favorite subjects are florals and women, and a fondness for plein-air painting.
Pam describes herself as a "colorist". It's easy to see why. Her creative and powerful color schemes provide an insight to her artistic vision, infusing every day subjects with a lively glow.
A recent arrival to Hot Springs Village, Pam, a graduate of Texas Tech University, grew up in West Texas and taught and coached volleyball. After she retired from teaching, she showed cutting horses and her career as an artist began.
Pam also maintains a home in Ruidoso, New Mexico, where she was a partner in the Local Artist’s Studio for two years and directed her own art studio, Art Studio-Pam. In addition to showing at the Artists’ Workshop Gallery, Pam is a member of Brush Strokes in Hot Springs Village.