Other, Visual Arts
Artist StatementMaking art makes me feel better. Sharing art with my viewers, I hope will improve their well being. I take my imagery from life experiences; cataloging sunsets, portraits, movement and light.
Artist and Creative Engagement Specialist
Patricia Dubroof is an arts innovator with over 35 years experience in studio, gallery and cultural arts planning. She has dedicated her life to using art as a healing modality with all ages. She maintains a painting studio, teaches art classes and consults with many organizations including Interfaith Works, Launch Workspaces, and individuals interested in documenting their family art legacy. She has developed a series of alternative galleries to honor artists and improve the well-being of viewers. She is a member of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Rockville Cultural Arts Commission, she sees herself as a catalyst of community building through creative arts initiatives; developing community engagement through innovative programs.
Ms. Dubroof consulted with the National Center for Creative Aging on the strategic and implementation plan for arts and healing (CLC) at the Veterans Medical Center of Washington DC. She created an Artist In Residence Project for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington and Iona Senior Services, linking healing and art for elders. She was named Artist in Residence for the City of Rockville in 1989 and continued to hold that post creating community art projects for five years.
Ms. Dubroof attended the University of Maryland and the Corcoran School of Art. She apprenticed with Washington Color School painter, Gene Davis. She is a certified Life Coach, trained facilitator and support group leader. Ms. Dubroof serves on the Rockville Cultural Arts Commission and served on the UMUC Arts Advisory Board.