The Pat Henry Studio has announced a series of Open Studio Evenings, and Friday, January 9, marks the first event for the 2009 season. Henry will welcome visitors to see her new direction in painting as well as a series of monotypes from 6:00 PM until 9:30 PM at Jacarandas 183 in the Zona Romantica.
Henry has been a well-known member of the permanent expat community of Puerto Vallarta ever since she arrived alone on her sailboat more than eleven years ago at the end of a solo around-the-world adventure. She financed that voyage with colorful, highly detailed watercolors of the ports where she stopped along her 40,000 mile voyage.
What is hanging in her studio now is a long way from those paintings. She has kept the bright, tropical colors, but almost everything else has changed…now she is painting oil and acrylic abstracts that explore spatial relationships through color, texture, and movement. There is a new freedom and playfulness in her work, something she sought and has finally discovered with the change of medium and approach.
Her monotypes include pieces reflecting colors and patterns of Mexico and a playful series of tango shoes…influenced by her passion for the past four years for Argentine tango. Henry is a member of the local tango community TangoVallarta.
The biweekly open studio evenings will continue throughout the season: Jan 9/23; Feb 6/20; Mar 6/20; Apr 3/17 and May 1/15. Henry’s studio is also open by appointment. For information: 222-4119.