Bring It On
Patricia LeBon-HerbMiddlebury, Vermont USA
I incorporate art into my everyday life. My late artist father was my mentor, much of my inspiration comes from my two children and from the places where I have lived. I feel it is important to catch the true spirit of the moment in one’s work, whether it is spontaneity and joyfulness, sadness and despair or everything in-between. It is an ever-changing enterprise, a continuum, a culmination of the experience, and ultimately, the finished piece of art.
A successful painting to me, is one that you can get lost into, and—by and large--inside of the image, there can be discovered, a metaphor if you will, that is unique and personal to the viewer, which is not limited to one exclusive meaning or conclusion.
When I paint, I just let the painting take me, where it needs to go.
Patricia LeBon-Herb has studied at the St. Paul’s School of the Associated Arts, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Akademie Voor Schone Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium. She is a current exhibitor with the Burlington City Arts Council and the Great Falls Club in Middlebury. She has been featured as the Artist of Distinction at Frog Hollow-Middlebury and exhibited at Johnson Memorial Gallery, Art on Main in Bristol, Middlebury College, and the Ilsley Library. She is a local curator of fine art.
Her artwork has been reproduced on the cover of books published by Oxford University Press and Rowman & Littlefield as well as on posters for the International Film Festival at Middlebury College, Addison County Humane Society, and Women Safe.
She lives in Middlebury, Vermont with her husband and two children