Born in Maine, I raised my family here. I'm still in Maine, living and working in the city of Saco.

Graphite pencil is my medium of choice because of the fine details and subtle shading it provides.This is my favorite medium for drawing horses, mules, cattle, dogs, cats---and there are so many other types of animals. Each has a lot to offer! Trees, too, especially the older, more intricate ones, are fun to do in pencil. I sometimes work with colored pencils as well. They work fine with just about any subject.

Homes and barns , buggies and wagons, are good subjects for pencil, pastel and charcoal.

Oils and soft pastels are so great for painting seascapes, which I plan to begin with again, having moved closer to the coast in recent years. Skies are also a wonderful subject for these mediums.

Watercolor and pen-and-ink are a good combination when painting little fishing flies of all sorts. These two mediums show up in some of my rural subjects also.

Occasionally I create works from Cut Paper, otherwise known as silhouette art. These are framed between two pieces of glass, with spacers between the last sheet of glass and the background, producing a shadowbox effect.


Juried Shows:

  The American Academy Of Equine Art, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY
The Draft Horse Classic, Nevada County Fairgrounds,Grass Valley, CA; First Place award, among others.
The Spirit Of Equus, Coventry, GA
In Maine: Annual Arts & Artisans Fair, Lovell
The Cry Of the Loon Gallery, Casco
Western Maine Art Group shows, Norway;several awards including Second Place
Waterville Area Art Show


Open Shows:

  Massachusetts Equine Art & Photography Show; Best Of Show and several First & Second Place, Gore Place,Waltham,MA
Norway Art Fair, Norway, ME, since 1993; The Vera Emerson Award in 1994
Bethel Art Fair, Bethel, ME ; First Place
Portland Sidewalk Show, Portland, ME
Art At Schooner Estates, Auburn, ME , Second Place
Festival d'Art, Auburn, ME


Maine state and County Fairs:

  Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, ME , since 1993; Judge's Special Awards, also many First & Second Place
Windsor Fair, Windsor, ME, since 2000; Judge's Special Awards, many First & Second Place
Common Ground Fair, Unity, ME ; Judge's Special Award & First Place
Cumberland Fair, Cumberland, ME ; First & Second Place
World's Greatest Fair, Waterford, ME; many First & Second Place
Oxford County Fair, Oxford, ME; Judge's Special Awards & several First & Second Place

EQUINE TRADE SHOWS: The Equine Affaire, Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds, West Springfield, MA

ART PUBLICATION:   Equine Images -- a magazine of equine art
Polo Magazine's Players' Sporting Art Issues 2002 & 2003
Cover art: The Chronicle Of the Horse
-- a magazine devoted to the Paso Fino breed
Member Of the Issue, North Light Book Club Magazine and Horses In Art

AUTHORSHIP:   I wrote and illustrated Draw & Color Beautiful Horses for Breakthrough Publications of New York. Published in 1996, it is still in publication.
Short story, Beautiful Among the Waves, Stable Kids Magazine
Short story, The Horse Who Was Carried, Happiness Magazine

EDUCATION:   Self-taught through observation and art books, with two workshops in watercolor and one in oils.
Has completed the first writing course with the Institute of Children's Literature. Now taking the Institute's Advanced Course, writing a horse-oriented novel with an unusual twist, for ages 8-12.

COLLECTIONS:   My artwork is now in collections throughout the Northeast and in North Carolina; Michigan; Georgia; Tennessee; Idaho; California; in Canada and in Europe.
REPRESENTED BY:   The Black Horse Tavern, Bridgton, ME
The Craft Center at Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, ME , where I have had Space #07 since 2001. All work appearing in The Craft Center is juried for acceptance each year.

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Pat Wooldridge can be reached at:
3 Landing Drive #6
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 604-5022