Active, African American, Artist, Contemporary, Fiber, Mixed Media, Traditional

Patricia Batiste Brown

My style began with traditional patterns utilizing non-traditional fabrics and very bright colors. I hate calicos, tiny flowers, and “dead” colors. I am not very creative; however, I enjoy working with colorful fabrics and doing lots of applique. I can’t draw a straight line. Therefore, I have developed a system of finding pictures in magazines or books and cutting them up, mixing them and creating my own designs that I then applique. My characters must move. Often times, things found in nature such as fallen leaves and bright flowers move me.