| ||Pat Palmer grew up in Calgary, Canada, and has since 1969 lived in Australia (Sydney), Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, Port Alberni, Mississauga, and Oakville), Singapore, the USA (Weston, CT), and the UK (London, and Wargrave, Berkshire). In late 2011, she returned to Canada and now resides in Nanoose Bay, British Columbia.
Taking the opportunities presented by various art centres and colleges along the route of her travels, Pat has participated in various fine art classes inluding degree courses at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, Canada, and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore.
In the early 1980's she worked as a volunteer administrator at the Rollin Art Centre in Port Alberni, Canada.
Her work has been shown in numerous group exhibitions. Notable amongst these were the 1990 Mississauga Juried Show (Mississauga City Hall, Canada), the 1999 Art of the Northwest Exhibition (Silvermine Arts Centre, New Canaan, CT), and the Spectrum 200 Juried Exhibition (Carriage Barn Arts Centre, New Canaan, CT). Her work has been recognized with several awards including First Place in Oil and Acrylics (All-Media Nude Exhibition, 2001, Rowayton Art Centre, CT).
She currently shows at the Art 10 Gallery in Nanaimo, The Nanaimo Arts Council, and with the DeCosmos Fine Arts Society in Parksville.
Pat will display recent encaustic paintings at the Nanoose Bay Studio Tour Showcase on May 2 and 3, 2015. The showcase is held at the Nanoose Place, 2925 Northwest Bay Road, and will be open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm both days.
Pat has recently become an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (Arrowsmith and Nanaimo Chapters).
Pat exhibits regularly at the the Art 10 Gallery. The gallery is located in the Nanaimo North Town Centre (formerly the Rutherford Mall) and is open seven days a week during mall hours. For more information: www.myartclub/art.10.gallery