Pat Cleveland

Southwest Florida Artist

Welcome to my website

Welcome to my website!

I have been painting since I was three years old when my mother, an artist herself, put a paintbrush in my hand and gave me a canvas to work on.

Primarily I work in oils, but occasionally in watercolor.

My subject matter ranges from magnified images of flowers and vegetable life that explore the complexity of natural forms to sweeping landscapes and portraits which exude a bold energy.

A graduate of Traphagen School of Design, New York, N.Y. I worked as an interior designer for Bloomingdales, New Jersey for ten and one half years. After moving to Southwest Florida in 1975 I worked at Robb and Stucky and Designers Showcase.

When I retired I became active in local art leagues, the Alliance of Art , Ft. Myers, Fl., Big Arts,Sanibel, Fl., Art for ACT Ft. Myers Fl. During these years my work was exhibited in many group and solo shows, winning numerous awards and notices. Some of my paintings are in the collections of prominent people such as Lily Tomlin, Russian Olympic Ice Dance Skaters, and local celebrities.

Since 2010 I have developed macular degeneration which has made me legally blind.  I continue to paint changing my style from more detail to abstract or loosely rendered impressionistic. This has been both a challenge and freeing and fun to allow myself new expressions of creativity.

My work has been presented by Rick Moore Fine Art Gallery, Naples, Fl.,Sanibel Gallery, Sanibel, Fl.,Witt and Witt Gallery, Ft. Myers, Fl.,Images Gallery, Lakeland,Fl.,Wild Child Gallery, Matlacha, Fl., Seaweed Gallery, Sanibel, Fl.,Syzygy Gallery, Ft Myers, Fl., and Act Gallery, Ft. Myers, Fl

Please click on Galleries to view my paintings.


My latest Blog Posts

2018 Auction for ACT

Arts for Act auction 2018
Tranquility oil on canvas 30" x 40" is the painting I have donated to the annual auction for ACT. It was inspired by a mall in Newport Beach Ca. called Fashion Island had beautiful waterlily ponds. The auction will be November 10 at the Hyatt Regency Resort, estero, Fl. Read more

Mystical Magenta SOLD

cattleya orchid
This oil on canvas painting was juried into the Live Auction for Arts for ACT auction 2017 to be held at Hyatt Regency Resort, Estero, Fl. November 11 Read more