About Me

Patricia Hagstrom

Marine Life Comes Alive on Silk Screen Prints

Artist Patricia Hagstrom graphically translates our aquatic environment into a rich backdrop of silk and paint. Her original silk-screens of sea life reflect the grace and wonder of the oceans she explores.

Simultaneously, her fanciful interpretations of water birds and tropical florals make her work easily recognizable and unique.

The Silk Screen Process

The silk-screen process is a refined stencil technique. After drawing the original design, Patricia hand-cuts a stencil from a transparent film, using a different film for each color. This stencil/film is then adhered to a large frame stretched with a poly-silk fabric. The paints are then pulled over the film with a rubber blade, allowing the selected color to pass through the cut-out areas onto the paper underneath.

This labor-intensive process is repeated for each color. As Patricia explains, "Each day in my studio can be Christmas Day or April Fool’s Day, as the odds of the paint, Texas humidity, and my stamina co-operating lessen as each color is added!"

Patricia Hagstrom

Educational Background

Born in the mountains of Bradford, Pennsylvania, Patricia has an intuitive appreciation of nature. Her academic background began with a BS degree from Villa Maria College in Erie, PA, and a BFA degree from Dominican College in Houston, Texas.

She then pursued her advanced art studies with a scholarship from Gonzaga University in Florence, Italy, and obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Houston, Texas.

"With you as the viewer, I can create a visual experience. This empathy with nature could not exist without the two of us," says Patricia.