As an artist and printmaker, Patricia Underwood has been producing
workand exhibiting for over twenty years. She has had solo shows
and been included in group shows throughout the country and her
work is found in collections internationally as well.
Ms. Underwood fuses the traditional printmaking mediums etching, collograph and monotype
with unusual combinations of mixed media. Onto already printed images she creates richly
layered surface textures with paint, sand wash and glazes, among other things.
The work evokes a sense of the primitive. Her keen love for and understanding of color
is apparent in each work and carries a certain emotional weight. It is no surprise that
color theory is her favorite subject to teach.
Ms. Underwood’s work, studying the female form, is elegant and strong. She makes
intriguing associations and juxtapositions between ancient and contemporary figures. In
addition to exhibiting, she lectures on body image and has presented to the National Organization
for Women and the Paul Peck Institute for the Humanities, body image conferences and Women’s
Studies Departments at several colleges.
Her training includes a BFA/Advertising and Studio Art and an
MFA/Printmaking. She lives and works in the Washington area.
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