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20180104 Patty GreggTo label Patty Gregg as an artist would be an understatement. It would be more appropriate to say that she is an extremely creative, artistic and talented individual. Since an early age she has embraced and excelled in so many different forms of art, that it is difficult to mention them all.

Born in Mexico City, she has a natural love for bright colors and she’s not afraid to use them.

Now living in Laguna Vista during the winter months, Gregg has once again become inspired by her surroundings. She is a member of the Laguna Madre Art League and will display some of her work at the Port Isabel Library throughout January.

She first started her path to art as a painter, using oil and acrylic. Her surrealistic work was soon noticed by famed Mexican master engraver, Ignacio Miranda, who invited her to work as an assistant in Valle de Bravo. Later, after moving to the Yucatan, she became enthralled with the Mayan Culture and began carving intricate pieces of limestone of Maya inspiration. But her most popular selling work in Cancun came when she started creating large size mixed media, 3D collages with acrylics and articles provided by nature while beach combing.

After marrying a Canadian, she moved to Ontario. It was here that she diversified into Japanese Sumi ink drawings, kiln fired ceramics with “The English Potter” Studio, and ornately painted and decorated masks using plaster of Paris mixed media. After being invited to join a studio tour near Toronto, she began creating incredibly colorful and surrealistic painted driftwood “Creatures,” collected around the lake of her northern lake house. They were so popular that she sold more than 150 pieces over the course of three years.

For library hours call 956-943-2265. For information on the Laguna Madre Art League contact Diana Franklin at dfranklin@rgv.rr.com.

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