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Patrick Howe Gallery / July Newsletter, 2010

Falling Water, A Tree, and The Gift

Here is my painting of the month:

"Wallace Falls 2"

Wallace Falls 2

"Wallace Falls 2"   Oil on canvas,   24" x 30"     Patrick Howe

You can view "Wallace Falls 2" live at the Bellevue Arts Museum ArtFair, in Bellevue, WA, July 24-26. Please visit me at Booth M-18.


"Arbor Tree 1" Finds a Home

Graig and Patty

Craig and Patty Crutcher with "Arbor Tree 1". A perfect match for their dinning room.

Arbor Detail

Upper Right Corner Detail of "Arbor Tree 1"


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The Gift

The Gift

My first artistic mentor and dear friend, Tad Leflar, recently told me about this book by Lewis Hyde. "The Gift, Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World." explores the deeper meaning of artistic creativity for writers, musicians and visual artists. Here are a few of my favorite quotes:

"The creative spirit gives to the artist but gifts must stay in motion, the art must be given to the world."

"Bestowal creates that empty place into which new energy may flow. The alternative is [a creative] block."

"To treat the products of imagination as gifts insures the fertility of the imagination."
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