A retired English teacher, this week’s featured artist from South Boston pursues, a painting life with passion. Along with an active family of three grown children and five grandchildren, Patricia Steiner and her husband Tom, produce stunning art that they exhibit around Boston. A member of the South Boston Arts Association, member of the New England Watercolor Association and a member of the Creative Arts Association in Chatham, Steiner paints landscapes and still life’s in watercolor.

Steiner began painting in her teens inspired by Sister Gretchen, her English and drama teacher at Fontbonne Academy and by the older sister of a friend who was always drawing. She has trained under her mentor, Dan McCole, president of the South Boston Arts Association; Robert Farrell of The Quincy Art Association and Robert Mesrop, AWS in Chatham. She has also studied under Grahame Booth of Northern Ireland for the last three years at the Art School in Olhao, Portugal. Steiner says about her painting, “ I am drawn to painting landscapes. Nature has always been a source of inspiration, power, beauty and solace for me”.

Steiner has been selected to be one of  four Boston Artists to be featured at the Medicine Wheel Gallery in South Boston, running from June 17th to August 17th. She also will be featured, along with husband Tom, in “Alternative Views” at The Creative Arts Association from July 9-August 31. You can purchase some of Steiner’s work at the South Boston Arts Association, “Around the Corner Gallery” at 317 E. Street South Boston.  Follow Steiner at facebook.com/patricia.steiner.31. Contact her at patriciasteiner@yahoo.com.