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Patricia Lortie

Calgary, AB

Biography
Patricia Lortie was born in Quebec. She studied industrial design and business administration. In 1995, she moved to Calgary where she studied at the University of Alberta Arts. Her practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, public art and art education.

Raised by nature-loving parents who encouraged a great deal of freedom, Lortie was able to explore at will and enter into communion with the natural world. Her family’s childhood cottage, located on the shore of a tributary of Lake St. Pierre, provided intimate and sustained encounters with water and forest. There she developed the foundations of her visual, sensory, emotional and intellectual universe.

Today, she continues to rely on her encounters with the natural world to fuel her artistic explorations.

Artist statement

My spirit floats in the wind, my body drinks the water that carries me along. I belong to this planet; all that I am is borrowed from the ground on which I walk.

– Patricia Lortie

The experience of the natural world reaches the core of my being. It opens the connection to the mystique of being human and reminds me that I am part of an inexplicable and unbroken system.

Simple and profound experiences of connection with the earth shape my artistic endeavours: the thick veil of clouds that unexpectedly parts to reveal a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks; a quiet paddle on the surface of a mirror-like lake; floating gently in the river chasing warm currents. All are moments where existing in the world feels both simple and extraordinary.

In my work, I chase this feeling, rekindling through creation our connection to the world we live in.

My work, whether it is painting, sculpture, installation or community project, aims to affirm the awareness of our symbiotic relationship with nature. Each project offers the experience of feeling the invisible links that make our existence possible; the unbreakable and undeniable bonds in which we are all born.

Paintings by Patricia Lortie

Messengers [Triptych] - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Messengers [Triptych]
By Patricia Lortie
30 X 90 in
$5000
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Her Dog - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Her Dog
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400
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The Dance of the Birds - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
The Dance of the Birds
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400
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Pulse 2 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Pulse 2
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500
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The Scent of Summer - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
The Scent of Summer
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400
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Love - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract Art - Oil on Canvas
Love
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 24 in
$2500
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Mouvance 2 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Mouvance 2
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150
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Refuge - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Refuge
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 48 in
$2300
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Mouvance 1 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Mouvance 1
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150
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Sisters - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Sisters
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1500
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Longing for Lazy Days - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Longing for Lazy Days
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 60 in
$4800
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Mouvance 4 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Mouvance 4
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150
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Our Forest - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Our Forest
By Patricia Lortie
30 X 30 in
$1950
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The Orange Cat - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
The Orange Cat
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400
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Entanglement 1 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Entanglement 1
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 48 in
$4500
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Pulse 3 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Pulse 3
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500
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The Awakening - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
The Awakening
By Patricia Lortie
20 X 30 in
$1200
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Caught in the Current - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract Art - Acrylic on Canvas
Caught in the Current
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500
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Mouvance 3 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Mouvance 3
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150
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Entanglement 2 - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Entanglement 2
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 48 in
$4500
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Reflection - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract
Reflection
By Patricia Lortie
60 X 72 in
$7200
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The Dance Floor - Canadian Original Artwork For Sale by Patricia Lortie - Calgary, AB Local Artist - Abstract Art - Oil on Canvas
The Dance Floor
By Patricia Lortie
60 X 36 in
$4300
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