"My goal as an artist is to share my memories and experience of nature with people who walk down the same path I do, to be the very best artist I can possibly be, and never settle for less than quality in my work. An artist can never be too creative. We need to transport our viewers into each painting and encourage them to feel the wonder of it." -Pat Hould
Pat Lambrecht-Hould received her formal training at the University of Montana, Montana State University, and Eastern Montana College. She Majored in Applied Arts and started out working as a sculptor, later going into oil painting, and has spent the last 25 years working in transparent watercolor and acrylics. Pat now works exclusively in mixed media, her work being done on a gold leafed surface where she uses the leaf as a reflected light source. The work is very experimental and lends itself to the abstract, incorporating many different images into the paintings.
Named as Outstanding Young Woman in America and listed in the Worlds Who's Who of Women, Pat's works have been accepted in many national and regional shows. Pat is a past president of the Midwest Watercolor Society, past director of Fine Arts for the Montana Institute of the Arts and a past director/owner of Beartooth Watercolor Workshops.
"My work is about a journey, primarily abstract...it incorporates a love for color and experimentation with mixed media. I work on very large canvases that are gold, copper, and silver leafed using the leaf as a reflected light source for many intriguing acrylic glazes over each area...it's exciting and constantly changing with one's natural light source...the work is a process of layering, with multiple design elements incorporated into the paintings...It is truly a fusion of many layers of leafing, collage and acrylic glazes."
Pat teaches, jurors, and lectures for groups across the country. She lives with her husband Stan and has studios in Wickenburg, Arizona and Lakeside, Montana. Pat is represented by several galleries located throughout the United States.