Join artist Pat Hunter for a special reception for her exhibition, "The Central Valley", hosted at the River Center Art Gallery in the historic 1890s Riverview Ranch House. The exhibit will feature Pat's watercolor paintings with scenes of the Central Valley.ÂÂ
The exhibit will be available for viewing from June 3 to August 26, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.ÂÂ
About the Artist:
Pat Hunter, one of the San Joaquin Valley’s most recognized artists, is best known for her watercolor depictions of historical landmarks. Pat and her business partner, Janice Stevens, co-own Gallery II in Fresno, California, where her work is exhibited. Pat’s commissioned art can be found in numerous corporate and private collections, including more than 25 McDonald's restaurants throughout the United States. Pat has also been an invited artist-in-residence at Yosemite National Park on a continual basis since the early 1990s. In 2010, Clovis Unified School District commissioned her to paint watercolor depictions of the district's schools for inclusion in the book 50 Unified Years.
Pat and Janice have collaborated on several books featuring Pat’s watercolors: Fresno’s Architectural Past, Volume I and Volume II; William Saroyan: Places in Time; Breaking Bread with William Saroyan; Remembering the California Missions (of which the authors were awarded the Native Daughters of the Golden West Image Award in 2010); and An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central and An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South.ÂÂ
Since April 2012, Pat has illustrated the Pastimes feature column by Janice Stevens in Central Valley Magazine, a publication of the Fresno Bee.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Arts’ and a Master of Arts’ degrees and was an instructor for State Center Community College District.ÂÂ
This exhibit of Pat Hunter’s flawless watercolors features the beauty of the San Joaquin River and the bounty of the Central Valley.