Patty Meglio was born and raised in Orange, Connecticut. She attended design school in Boston, Massachusetts and later moved to Houston, Texas where she got her degree in Professional Writing and worked for twenty-two years. She moved back to CT in 2000 and currently resides in Northford, Connecticut.
In pursuit of a lifelong dream, Patty began taking drawing and painting lessons in the late 90s, and starting in 2003, she began studying painting with local artists, including Marc Antony Massaro in Branford, CT, Terry Oakes-Bourret in Durham, CT, and Hagop Keledjian in Putney, Vermont. She paints mostly in oil on canvas or linen or on panels. Patty’s work is modern impressionist style, mostly depicting country landscapes, seascapes, and still life.
Her inspiration stems from twentieth century impressionist art, including works by Sargent, Sorolla, de Lazlo, and Boldini, and modern artists including Schmid, Hanson, Guzik, Demers, and Liberace. She draws her inspirations, as they did, from early twentieth-century architecture, the art deco and Greek classical styles of urban buildings, weather worn barns and open pastures of the country farms, and rocky and sandy beaches lined with classic New England cottages.
Patty is a past participant in juried competitions for the Clinton Art Society, Madison Art Society, Artwalk for the West Hartford Art League, and the Mavis Fenner Memorial for the Rowayton Arts Center, and is a winner of the Merchant’s Prize at the Madison Art Show in 2007. She has exhibited in numerous venues throughout the state of Connecticut and New Hampshire. Her work is held in private collections throughout the country. She is a member of the Hamden Art League and the Madison Art Society.
*Photo by Dennis Beaulieu