Since 1997, I’ve been working on a series of art based on the less popular, but more interesting patron saints, angels and folk-heroes. Each piece involves months of research and I found some of it so fascinating that I want to share it, so I’ve been building these sites – an ongoing, never-ending process. (I apologize for any missing/out-of date info. It could be a full-time job, but my art still comes first!) Please send us your own info – we’d be happy to link to your site if we feel it’s appropriate. (Actually, I’ve gotten inspiration from people who have contacted me – St. Gobnait and Brian Boru were results of people sharing their ideas. Also, I changed the colors on my Archangel Gabriel because of someone who had seen him.) If you’d like to know more about the origins of my inspiration and the process, please visit the About The Artist pages.
PatriArts is the name of our sales site. It’s mostly an online, “virtual” gallery, and we ship our pieces all over the world from the historic post office in the small town of Buchanan, Michigan. (Just across Lake Michigan from Chicago and just across the state Border from Notre Name.)
Our studio/workshop is on the “garden level” of a craftsman-style house which we’ve been renovating for several years; we welcome visitors, but it has to be by appointment only.
So please call or email us first to schedule a visit. We’d hate for you to make a wasted trip!
(Select pieces are available for sale at Fernwood Botanical Garden
and Buchanan Art Center.)
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Pam Kirkham is our Go-To Person for anything from making Anachrons™ to store management to updating web pages. In addition to getting this store up and running, she is an extraordinary artist, teacher, life-guard (!), singer. Her new series, based on taking flight may be purchased at Patriarts Gallery.
Ruth Mulcahy is certified in the LifeLine Technique and applies her skills and wisdom to create wonderful new spiritual jewelry (coming soon), based on the Archangels.
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Katherine Hempel has recently joined us. She is contributing writer, marketing and media coordinator. She is taking on a larger role here very soon.
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Cammy Canis (my grand dog) and her step-brother, Charlie Barker, frequent visitors to the studio, are always willing to help in whatever way they can. They are serving as guard dogs in one pic and role models for joie de vivre (or “Labs Can Go Wild”) in the other. –Patricia
They are also featured in our St. Roch’s Resources pages.