NEW! Art on the Stairwell by Debbi K. Swanson Patrick!

by Jessica on September 30, 2014

We have a fabulous new Artist on the Stairwell to introduce to you! We will be hosting a Meet the Artist reception on October 11th at 1pm downstairs in the Pen & Stationery Department. The Pasadena Art Walk is also happening on October 11th!

Debbi K. Swanson Patrick

About the Artist:

A 19-year Altadena resident, Debbi Swanson Patrick has evolved from writer/journalist to telling stories as an artist.

Nominated in 2011 as a Jewel of Pasadena, Woman of Distinction, Debbi has worked in entertainment public relations, advertising, fundraising, marketing, and as a theatre reviewer and entertainment/feature writer. After some major life challenges, Debbi returned to her first love—creating art. A longtime photographer, she now creates digital “photographs”—without a camera. Debbi captures remarkable detail of natural and man-made items in her high-resolution images using a desktop scanner.

Debbi is a member of the Professional Photographers of California and Los Angeles, Angeles Crest Art Guild, Pasadena Arts Council, Los Angeles Center of Photography, Pas Robles Art Association, Virgin Valley Art Assn., Nevada. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Professional Photographer.

These unique images have won many awards, notably a Merit Award from the Professional Photographers of California, Los Angeles; grand, first, and second prizes in the annual Caltech art show, and awards from various shows in Paso Robles and Nevada.

For more information visit Debbi’s website.

This Pinney House image (above) was created for the owners who restored the Pinney House in Sierra Madre, the former Sierra Madre Hotel built in 1887. The image contains items found on the premises during its restoration including letters, wallpaper, a bay’s shoe, keys, and medicine bottles.