pat in the forest
Pat Ridgway's paintings reflect the natural beauty, light and energy of her garden, our forests, and the West Coast.

She manages to capture their intrinsic beauty rather than just portray a flat image, and so transmits to the viewer their inner light and life.
Her paintings are inspired by her love of the natural world and she is active in the environmental movement.

In recent years Pat has been exploring abstract images, and found a new following and interest in her work. She signs these pieces as PaRi, as they capture another side of her art.

Various sized giclee prints on stretched canvas, of most images, can be ordered. Also 5"x7" handmade cards, and some originals are available. She takes orders via email. Art classes in her studio are also arranged by demand and availability. Visitors are welcomed to her studio, by appointment.
gumboot cafe
Pat, originally from North Vancouver, now lives near Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast.

Ridgway has shown her work in the Vancouver area and galleries on the Sunshine Coast. Her paintings are also in collections in England, Switzerland, and Holland.
Gumboot Garden acrylic on canvas - 3' x 4'

  
A Carpenter's Tale "A Carpenter's Tale, Ian Ridgway: A Life"
by Ian Ridgway, with Jim Brown and Pat Ridgway.
Deluxe Gypsy Books. 2017

This chronicle of Ian's life begins in England and continues in Vancouver, from the 1960's onward. He and others recount their experiences of the Counter Culture Scene at its height including the Mission and Langley Pleasure Faires, Habitat Forum, Strawberry Mountain, McCabe and Mrs Miller, as well as tales of the alternative community at the Maplewood Mudflats. With photos.

Click here for more information and how to purchase.


click on images below for a larger view of Pat's paintings
Little Africa - Gospel Rock
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

gospel rock little africa
Glow - Gospel Rock
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

gospel rock Glow
Gospel Rock north
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

gospel rock north
Gospel Rock south
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

gospel rock south
Gospel Rock Tribute
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

gospel rock robin
Gospel Rock east
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

gospel rock east
New Abstract Series : Spirit 1
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

Spirit 1
New Abstract Series : Spirit 2
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

Spirit 2
New Abstract Series : Spirit 3
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

Spirit 3
Joni M
from a photograph by Jack Robinson (archive, LLC)
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

Joni Mitchell
Dancer
acrylic on canvas - 4' x 5'

Dancer
Dancers
acrylic on canvas - 9" x 12"

Dancers
Forest Stream III
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

forest stream 3
Wilson Creek Forest
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

Wilson Creek Forest
Iris Blue Forest
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

Iris Blue Forest
Mossy Pool
acrylic on canvas

mossy pool
Quan Yin
acrylic on canvas - 12" x 9"

quan yin
Alert Bay
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'

alert bay
Finnish Barn
acrylic on canvas - 10" x 12"

finnish barn
Emerald Forest
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'

emerald forest
Summer Forest
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'

summer forest

Arbutus Beach
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

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Cliff Gilker
acrylic on canvas - 20" x 24"

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Arbutus Rock
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

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Foxglove Goddess
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'

foxglove goddess
Garden Pond
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 4'

garden pond
Watcher
acrylic on canvas - 11" x 14"

watcher

Lady Falls
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

lady falls
Lone Tree
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

lone tree
Reflections II
acrylic on canvas - 24" x 30"

reflections II
Crescent Moon
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

crescent moon
Sunset
acrylic on canvas - 40" x 30"

sunset
Full Moon
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 40"

full moon

Garden Studio
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'

garden studio    
New Garden
acrylic on canvas - 3' x 3 1/2'
    the new garden
forest connections   
Forest Connections
acrylic on canvas - 18" x 24"
   forest pool
Forest Pool
acrylic on canvas - 30" x 36"

To contact
Blackbird Studios

and   Pat Ridgway

Elphinstone, Sunshine Coast

Phone : 604.886.8820

or Email : patridg201@gmail.com