Pat Dews

About Pat Dews

Pat Dews AWS D.F., NWS

Pat Dews, a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City is a signature member and Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, National Collage Society and the New Jersey Water Color Society.

Dews’ creates experimental works in watermedia on paper and canvas. She paints the abstract essence of nature. The shapes and textures of flowers, rocks, water, crumbled walls, rusty objects aretranslated into richly layered paint surfaces. Collage is often integrated. Dews skillfully juggles organic and geometric forms, transparent and opaque paint - all held together by a basic abstract underlying shape. It is this intricate dance, rendered in strong color and value which produces her award-winning paintings. When Pat paints, it is a lively, fascinating performance as she shows that, with the simplest tools, less can become more, much more.

Dews’ painting, “Overpass” was awarded Second Place in the 33 rd Annual Artist’s Magazine Abstract/Experimental category. Pat received the Mary Bryan Memorial Medal, American Watercolor Society 150 th International Exhibition, 2017, the Edgar Whitney Memorial Award at the 149 th American Watercolor Society Exhibition, 2016, and the Paul B. Remmey, AWS, Memorial Award at the 148 th American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2015 and the China Zou Yinong Silver Award - China/NWS Small Image Exhibition, 2016, in 2015 Shenzhen International Biennial Exhibition, China.

Dews’ first solo Museum Show, January 18-April 30, 2018 at the Highlands Museum of the Arts, Sebring, Florida was well received.  Pat is the author of [the painter’s workshop] Creative Composition &Design, 2003 (ebook), and Creative Discoveries in Watermedia,  1998, published by North Light Books. Her work has appeared in numerous books and publications. Dews’ videos, Designing Great Starts with Texture and Form and Let’s Get Started Finishing are available through Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff.

Pat is a popular national workshop instructor. Dews’ has acted as juror for the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Pat lives in Hobe Sound, Florida and spends summers in Southold, New York. E-mail: Web Site: