Patricia Halsell is an award-winning artist, working primarily in still life and large scale scenes of nature that hover between realism and abstraction.

Her work is currently on exhibit in Whatcom Museum in the Bellingham National 2019 juried exhibition “Water’s Edge: Landscapes For Today,” and has been exhibited several times in Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA.

Her work reflects her strong environmentalism and love of nature. Her current river stones series is an homage to the Skagit River, the largest and most biologically important river draining into Puget Sound, home to a major salmon run, the largest feeding site in the country for the American eagle, and a critical source of food for Puget Sound orcas.

She trained under internationally-recognized artist, author and teacher Juliette Aristides, and paints using the classical indirect method, in which colors are thinly glazed over dry layers of oil paint, a technique that produces richer colors and greater depth than the more common direct, or alla prima, method. Her interpretation of her subject matter using classical techniques produces a body of work that is contemporary, beautiful, and timeless. She is in demand for commissions and her work is in private collections across the country.




Aristides Atelier, Seattle, 2012-2015

Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, 2005-2011

University of Washington Extension, Certificate in Editing

University of Washington Extension, Certificate in Literary Fiction

Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, JD

Gonzaga University, BA, Philosophy 




  • Adobe Headquarters, Seattle, WA 


  • Steele Gallery, Gage Academy, Seattle, WA 


  • Frame-Up Studios, Fremont, Seattle, WA


  • Frame-Up Studios, Fremont, Seattle, WA



  • 2019 Anacortes Arts Festival; Joanna Sikes, juror
  • “Works on Paper: Drawing Reality” June 1- July 17, 2019, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
  • Museum of Northwest Art 2019 live auction; Stefano Catalani, juror
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS), 2019 Spring International Online Exhibition, William Schneider, juror
  • TEDxUofW Conference, “Two Steps Forward,” May 5, 2019, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Kent Arts Commission juried online exhibition
  • Bellingham National 2019 Art Exhibition, “Water’s Edge: Landscapes For Today,” February 1-May 19, 2019, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA; Bruce Guenther, juror


  • American Classical Realism: Atelier Process & Painting, June 1- July 20, 2018, Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA
  • Gage Academy Collectors Gala Live Auction, Seattle
  • Frame-Up Studios, Fremont, Seattle, WA


  • 10th Annual Art Invitational, Smith & Vallee Gallery, Edison, WA
  • Gage Academy Collectors Gala Auction, Seattle


  • Transitions V, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle
  • Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art
  • Gage Academy Collectors Gala Live Auction, Seattle
  • Aristides Atelier Alumni Exhibition, Gage Academy, Seattle


  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Exhibition, King Street Station, Seattle
  • Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists Exhibition, Rainier Club, Seattle
  • Best of Gage Annual Show



  • Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters Annual Scholarship Award
  • Nitram Charcoal Featured Artist for November


  • Gamblin Paints Scholarship Award
  • Seattle Co-Arts Annual Scholarship Award


  • Mary Gales Scholarship Award
  • Second Place, Still Life Category, Best of Gage Annual Show; Beth Sellers, juror


  • cover story, “The Law of Nature,” Real Change newspaper, Vol. 26, No. 19, May 8-14, 2019 
  • Magnolia Fine Arts Experience, featured artist, February 2019, https://www.magnoliaartexperience.org

  • Bernardine Franco, “Beyond The Paint” podcast (formerly “Encounters With Art”), episode 30, September 24, 2018, https://www.spreaker.com/user/encounterswithartpodcast/episode-30

  • Lessons in Classical Painting, by Juliette Aristides. Watson-Guptill (2016)


  • Administrator, Mastercopy Painting Program, Gage Academy and Frye Art Museum
  • 2016 President, Puget Sound Group of Northwest Artists


Artist Trust Art Business Night School (formerly Edge Program)



Martha Kongsgaard and Peter Goldman, Seattle, Washington

Judge Susan Serko and Peter Serko, Vashon Island, Washington

Fawn and Jim Spady, Seattle, Washington

Charlotte Behnke, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Gina Fino, Olympia, Washington

Roy and Jenifer Howson, Phoenix, Arizona

Sukhwant and Brian Shimkaveg, Bethesda, Maryland

Margo Keller, Seattle, Washington

Gail Vore, Portland, Oregon

Charles Moore and Lauren Baker, Seattle, Washington

Kenneth Scearce, Seattle, Washington

Constance Thayer, Richmond Beach, Washington

Marcia Harding, Seattle, Washington

Dr. and Mrs. Winston Chan, Spokane, Washington

James Thayer, Shoreline, Washington

Ann Thoeny, Seattle, Washington

Anonymous downtown Seattle real estate broker

Paton Lewis and Maria Winkler, Seattle, Washington

Dr. and Mrs. Carl Tubbs, Franktown, Colorado

Legal Parallax, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona

Kristina Larson and Richard Gemmell, Seattle, Washington

Panama City Bed and Breakfast, Florida

Judge Anne C. Harper and Marc Chavez, Seattle, Washington

Patty Shelledy, Seattle, WA

Martha Walton, Seattle, WA

Katy Jo Steward, Vashon Island, WA


Hydrangea and Celadon