Pat Staker

Pat Staker, Dungog Artist

Since childhood I have loved to draw and paint. This interest was inherited from my mother who also loved drawing, attending night drawing classes with me in my teens and teaching me to sew and design my own clothes.

My first employment was as secretary to a Marketing Manager, and by the time I retired I was employed as a Marketing Manager.  Therefore I enjoyed designing leaflets, brochures, magazines and trade exhibitions.

I started painting in oil when I became an “at home mum” – my most prolific period .  As my husband was  born in Broken Hill many of our holidays were  in Australia’s outback – reflected in my landscapes.  My seascapes were influenced by our boating  days in Pittwater.

Back then I attended the Frenchs Forest Evening College night classes in painting, leatherwork and pottery and received art tuition from Brian Agnew.  I  was a member of the Lane Cove Art Society (when Lloyd Rees was Patron) and Drummoyne Art Society, exhibiting in their Art Shows as well as other selective exhibitions, many non-selective exhibitions and selling through local galleries and shops.   

However, after returning to full time employment, my painting waned but I always vowed to return after retirement.

After enjoying camping in the Barrington Forest and the Dungog area in 2001 we chose Dungog as our tree change.  Since retiring and moving here I am now painting in acrylic and have concentrated on depicting Dungog’s beautiful local scenery, farmhouses and forests.

I joined Dungog Art Society in 2002 and as a Committee Member held the role of secretary until 2014. I have exhibited annually in our DAS exhibitions, other local exhibitions, held a solo exhibition, and completed a panel for the mural housed in the Dungog Grandstand..

Being a member has enthused me to continue painting  and to try other mediums and forms of art which is my plan for the future.

Contact me by phoning  0409 326576 or emailing –   

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