Patricia Rodriquez of Kings Highway is a freelance artist, blogger and graphic designer. The 35-year-old was born and raised in Oak Cliff, and she has been working full-time as an artist for over a year.
Why do you choose to live in Oak Cliff?
I was born in Oak Cliff, and I choose to live here because it is my lovely home.
What is your artistic background?
After graduating from Arts Magnet High School, where I studied painting, I continued my studies at Mountain View College and then fully immersed myself in the arts. Painting is my main passion, and I’ve never stopped since I started. I jumped out of the working world about a year ago to freelance and do art full time. I have found myself teaching, drawing and painting on anything someone needed painted. Creating is the best reward!
Describe your work in a sentence or two.
My work is like a double agent. I have one side that is very elegant fine art canvases that are inspired by nature, color and zen. On the flip side of that is what I call my rock-n-roll side — painting on recycled vinyl records for fun.
What can we buy for around $50?
All my painted vinyl records are $50 and under and can be custom ordered per your wish. I also specialize in hand-painted custom boxes. Both of these items make thoughtful and inexpensive gifts.
Anything else you’d like to say?
Thanks for supporting local artists, especially the ones who do this for a living. You are not only giving handmade and thoughtful gifts, but you’re making those of us that create them feel needed and wanted.
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