Pat Viles Artist's Statement


Creativity is “the power to create:

to cause to come into being.” 

A created thing is unique,

brought into being by imagination,

using unusual techniques and ideas.


Creating expressionist or abstract paintings

forces one to let the imagination have full reign.

One must be very open to experimentation.


Sometimes all it takes to start the creative process

is a word, the sound of music, something seen

briefly, and a whole new world opens up.


“When I first came to the southwest 27 years ago,

and saw my first petroglyphs and pictographs,

it was as if I was transported and reborn as an artist.”


- Pat Viles

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