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Patricia Lortie

Calgary, AB

Artist Bio

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 Patricia’s being. It opens the connection to the mystique of being human and reminds her that she is part of an inexplicable and unbroken system.

Simple and profound experiences of connection with the earth shape Patricia’s 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 Patricia’s work, she chases this feeling, rekindling through creation our connection to the world we live in.

Patricia’s 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

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Refuge
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 48 in
$2300

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Entanglement 1
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 48 in
$4500

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The Awakening
By Patricia Lortie
20 X 30 in
$1200

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Pulse 2
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500

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The Dance Floor
By Patricia Lortie
60 X 36 in
$4300

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Her Dog
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400

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Caught in the Current
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500

Mouvance 1 Patricia Lortie ArtMatch painting mockup
Mouvance 1
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150

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Sisters
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1500

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Longing for Lazy Days
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 60 in
$4800

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Messengers [Triptych]
By Patricia Lortie
30 X 90 in
$5000

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Mouvance 2
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150

Our Forest Patricia Lortie ArtMatch painting mockup
Our Forest
By Patricia Lortie
30 X 30 in
$1950

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Entanglement 2
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 48 in
$4500

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Mouvance 4
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150

The Dance of the Birds Patricia Lortie ArtMatch scaled painting mockup
The Dance of the Birds
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400

The Scent of Summer Patricia Lortie ArtMatch painting mockup
The Scent of Summer
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400

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Reflection
By Patricia Lortie
60 X 72 in
$7200

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Love
By Patricia Lortie
48 X 24 in
$2500

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Pulse 3
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 30 in
$1500

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Mouvance 3
By Patricia Lortie
24 X 24 in
$1150

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The Orange Cat
By Patricia Lortie
40 X 40 in
$3400

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