Patricia Promaine (1918 - )
At ninety years old, Patricia Promaine lives in relative good health, on her own in a condo in Burlington, Ontario. She keeps a canvas on the end of her harvest table where she sits for an hour or so every morning and paints. She says that it takes a lot longer now to complete a canvas, but that she can still paint the fine detail, which is a defining characteristic of her style.
Pat started to paint in 1987. At the time she lived in the Waterloo area, and was enchanted with the local Mennonite culture which thrives there. She made the busy country life she experienced around her the subject of her paintings. Her paintings all contain a sense of joy, humour, and heightened activity.
In the 1990s, Pat had many exhibitions and sales, domestic and foreign, and was represented at the time by the Young Fox Gallery of Toronto. Her work often appeared in publications, and in 1993 she participated in a special International Exhibition of Naïve Art, which took place in North Hatley, Quebec.
Currently, when available, Pat Promaine's works can be found at Shadfly Antiques in Port Dover.