Doctor Patty Powers
I am a fiber and mixed media artist who practices medicine in my spare time. After I retired from the Army in 2004, I finally had time to explore my right brain. I started making art quilts, fiber pieces that hang on the wall, using cloth to explore color and technique. Then I began to incorporate paint, beads, paper and the like into my art quilts, and more recently, decided to learn how to paint. Now, I enjoy the variety of media at my fingertips.
I am presently working on several themes. The first is the Celtic cross motif and circle prayers, which are traditional prayers from Celtic and Scottish tradition. The second series explores tools of everyday life – spoons and my reflex hammer are current subjects.
I exhibit my works at Goose Creek Studio in Bedford, Virginia, and at the Lynchburg Art Club.
My credentials include a BS in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and pediatric residency and pediatric endocrinology fellowship from Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After military assignments took her to Germany, Colorado, Saudi Arabia, Texas, and Washington, DC, I decided to not return to my snow-prone birthplace in upstate New York, but to settle in Lynchburg, the beautiful heart of Virginia.