About Me

About me:

I started drawing as a child, alongside my father, and continued throughout my youth. I graduated with a BFA from Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn, NY in 1980. Early on, all my work was pencil and charcoal. It was not until I joined the Newington Art League, when a fellow art league member introduced me to soft pastels, that I began to experiment with other mediums. 

photo of artist Pat Tanger
Pat Tanger

I have continued my art education through classes and workshops with wonderful artists like Bob Noreika,  Diane Marinaro, Christine Ivers, Doug Dawson, and Richard Mckinley.

Over the last 25 years, I have diversified in not only my choices of medium, but evolved my artistic style. I would describe my style as a mix of realism and impressionism. I  attempt to show the viewer the tranquil emotion of a landscapes or the spirit of an animal.

I most frequently work in pastels, but also enjoy colored pencils, acrylics and oils.

I have participated in and received awards from numerous shows and festivals. These include: the Mark Twain Museum, Spectrum Gallery,  the CT +6, Juror’s Choice at the Piedmont Show, and many more.

I am a member of and current President of the Newington Art League, as well as a member of the Connecticut Pastel Society, the Wethersfield Art League, and the Art League of New Britain. I currently also serve on the Board of the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance.

While I love doing any kind of artwork for my clients, I take particular joy in creating pet portraits. I do not require a deposit, and your satisfaction is guaranteed!