Budzik’s Paintings on display at Palace Theatre
By Trish Budzik
The featured artist at the Historic Palace Theatre for the month of March is Patricia Budzik.
Trish, as she is known to her friends, began drawing while still in elementary school. She was inspired by her mother who would often make sketches while they sat and talked at the kitchen table. As she tried to imitate her mother’s art work, Trish found she had a knack for drawing and loved it. Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, she attended classes at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Cooper School of Art.
While attending her 50-year class reunion, some of Trish’s classmates commented that they recalled she was always drawing something. Trish likes to draw quickly, getting fast impressions, then going back to make additions and/or corrections. She loves colors that are bold and bright, and tends to use them boldly, without reservation.
Her style is her own, but Trish’s favorite artists are the Impressionists, Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne. She loves the creative process and continues to expand her skills and knowledge, taking classes at the Art Guild of Fairfield Glade. New media additions are watercolor and oil painting.
Trish’s favorite subject matter is portraits. She feels a person’s life is seen in their face, each one unique and different. With special emphasis on the eyes and overall expression, each is a story waiting to be told. Trish’s latest creations are based on social issues that draw in the viewer and cause them pause and reflect.
The Palace Theater is located at 72 S. Main St in downtown Crossville. The fully restored Palace Theater serves as a multi-use community auditorium and visitors center. The theatre’s regular lobby hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Last Update: 2/17/2017