Living and working in Florida, with a studio overlooking the wilderness of Paynes Prairie, Patrice Boyes is an artist surrounded by strong influences of the natural world. Boyes has had solo exhibitions of her work in private, civic and college galleries and numerous group exhibitions within the United States. She is a signature member of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA). Her non-figurative work is dominated by a connection to Florida's fragile ecology and to the fragility of the cultural environment she has observed in Cuba, Japan, and Western Europe, speaking to humanity's quest to understand what it cannot perceive.
(2021) Untitled 60 x 36" (above); (2020) Untitled (Commission)120 x 60" (far right)
(2022) Above, L to R: Steinhatchee Falls; A Glistening Spring; and, Naked Springs Reveal, all 16 x 20"
(2018) Dreaming Awake in Havana (above) 30 x 48"; (2018) Death in the Afternoon (far right) 48 x 36"
(2022) La Barrera (above) 20 x 16"; (2021) La Offrera (right) 48 x 36"
(2021) Triptych. 12 ft. x 5 ft. Shown in studio with selected details.
(2022) Bright Lights. Diptych. 60 x 40"
(2022) A series of 24" x 24" plein air paintings, located along the Santa Fe River and its springs (above) and smaller works (below) inspired by Manatee Springs, the Steinhatchee River, and Ichetucknee Springs.
(2022) Blue Springs (right) and (2018) Ichetucknee Springs (far right), both significant features along the Santa Fe River
Patrice Boyes, NAWA Signature Member
2023-24 Visions of Peace and Joy, Flushing Bank, Park Avenue, New York, New York (juried)
2023-24 42nd Anniversary Poster Artist, WUFT-FM (NPR affiliate), Naked Springs Reverie (solo)
2023-24 Flowing, Art Ovation Hotel Autograph Collection, Sarasota, Florida (juried)
2023-24 Let It Grow, Flushing Bank, Brooklyn, New York (juried)
2023 NAWA Annual Members Show, New York
2023 Art Angels, NAWA, New York (online)
2023 Santa Fe Springs Plein Aire Paintout, Lanza Gallery (invitational)
2023 Alachua County Commission boardroom (3-month exhibit, invitational)
2023 Melrose Bay Gallery, Melrose, Florida (invitational)
2023 Boundless, Judi & Allan Schuman Museum, Boca Raton, Florida (juried)
2023 Changing Directions, (NAWA) National Association of Women Artists-Florida, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, Florida (juried)
2022 New Member Exhibit, (NAWA), The National Arts Club, New York City, New York
2022 Melrose Bay Gallery, Melrose, Florida (invitational)
2022 Santa Fe Springs Plein Aire Paintout, Lanza Gallery (invitational)
2021 BLUE, Gainesville Fine Arts Association (juried-selected for theater backdrop)
2021 Santa Fe Springs Plein Aire Paintout, Lanza Gallery (invitational)
2019 Gathering of the Artists, City of Gainesville/GFAA (invitational)
2019 LARGE Works Exhibit, Gainesville Fine Arts Association, Merit Award
2019 Melrose Bay Gallery, Melrose, Florida (invitational)
2019 Santa Fe Springs Plein Aire Paintout, Lanza Gallery (invitational)
2018 Turner Center for the Arts exhibit, Valdosta, Georgia
2018 Santa Fe Springs Plein Aire Paintout, Lanza Gallery (invitational)
2018 Cross Creek Rising: The Consciousness of Land and Water, City of Gainesville, Florida, Thomas Center Galleries (juried)
2018 One-person show: Springs Symphony, Rum 138 Gallery, High Springs, Florida (30+ works)
2017 One-person show: President's Gallery, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida
2019 to present Lanza Gallery, High Springs, Florida
2018 to 2020 Rum 138 Gallery, High Springs, Florida
Patrice Boyes studied art privately from early childhood through high school, later studying under Dennis Akin at Dickinson College in the mid-1970s. A former journalist (M.A., University of Michigan, 1981) at newspapers in the Northeast and Florida, Patrice Boyes earned a law degree (J.D., University of Florida, 1991) and has been in private practice for 32 years. She was inducted as a signature member of NAWA, the National Association of Women Artists, an organization founded in New York City in 1889 to promote women artists.
(2018) Cuba with Carnation in Hand 36 x 60"