The Late Patricia Moran
Enquire about The Late Patricia Moran
Author, tutor and internationally successful artist, Patricia’s paintings have to be on the 'bucket list' to own.
Patricia Moran knew she loved paintings and that’s about all! Totally absorbed in her quest to paint, she began her journey to artistic excellence through trial and error. But that was then! She went on to write and teach her skills. In 1982 she won the Alice Bale Overseas Study Scholarship and in 1985 was asked by the Victorian Artists Society to give a six-week workshop, which continued for many years. Patricia has been the recipient of many awards over the years.
Patricia has filmed her own teaching DVDs the “Learn Classic Oil Painting with Patricia Moran” collection. Learn Classic Oil Painting - Parts 1 & 2, Landscapes and Flower Gardens - Parts 3 & 4 and NOW available in PAL or NTSC (American Format), People, Plums and Places - Parts 5 & 6. The entire series parts 1 - 6 of Learn Classic Oil Painting with Patricia Moran", "The Complete Collection" in a 4 CD set and NOW available. All products available in PAL or NTSC Formats.
To say that Patricia Moran paints flowers is an understatement akin to saying music is what happens if you pluck a guitar string. Patricia Moran’s paintings are the full symphony orchestra. They are generous in size and concept, gracious and enriching to behold. They are every joy and delight an interior still life can hold, speaking in mellow tones of all that is good in life, of abundance, of beauty. From ‘country-style’ to the ‘manner born’, Patricia’s paintings show apparent casual collections of exquisite drapery, pottery, porcelain and masses of flowers in informal groupings. She is able to impart a sense of bounty; of great beauty waiting to be ‘arranged’, looking perfect is its casual disarray.
Patricia Moran paints strictly according to her own impeccable, ethical standards. ‘Painting flowers’ or ‘Flowerscapes’ to her may mean planning up to a year ahead, planting particular colour combinations of certain blooms, finding a special piece of fine china for a once only use. It means beginning to paint only when everything is as she wants, then painting the flowers exactly as she sees them without stopping so that se can capture their ‘truth’ before they wilt. It is marathon work.
Her work is timeless, elegant and beyond fashion. It is beautiful forever.
To order Patricia Morans' teaching products, please send your request via this page or under Patricia Moran DVD's & Book (Artists Section) of this website.
It is Jenny Pihan writing to bring very sad news.
On July 17th Patricia Moran quietly passed away after a brief illness.
Those that knew her personally and those who didn’t, certainly as artists knew of her magnificent paintings. Patricia Moran was not only an extraordinarily talented artist celebrated for her still life of flowers, but also for her tutoring.
For many years Pat taught oil painting at the Victorian Artists Society, but because of her dedication to her own painting moved on, but generously leaving a legacy to her tutoring by giving back through her books and teaching DVD’s.
Her love of painting, her love of life and everything beautiful, cannot be denied. Her passion for her garden and the flowers she lovingly grew are from which most of her paintings were born.
Patricia Moran’s philosophy was to paint the visual truth. She stated: "The painting is only as good as its weakest point". Pat never wavered from that.
Pat always planned and patiently waited for everything to ‘come together’, before she commenced a painting, sometimes missing ‘the season’ and having to wait for the next. Pat painted only directly from life. The casually arranged flowers in the vase, and the carefully selected beautiful pieces of china and drapery, had to be the very best and usually painted only the once… A perfectionist… Her paintings were the whole symphony orchestra.
Pat Moran has dedicated her life to flower painting and is today one of Australia’s most sought after and respected floral painters. Since turning professional in 1978, held numerous successful solo exhibitions, awards and distinctions, including the prestigious Alice Bale Scholarship. A successful author having published two books on painting and her comprehensive DVD Collection. Patricia Moran is renowned around the world for her magnificent floral compositions.
We have truly lost one of Australia’s finest artists, and indeed wonderful person, character and loving friend. A hard and dedicated worker who we will miss terribly.
Rest in Peace Pat.