December 30, 2008

Mermaid Found Herself in the Desert

This painting is part of a one person show at the Foyer Gallery in Salisbury Maryland. It's a little bit of a self portrait.

December 4, 2008


Now you can wear my matter what size you are.

November 8, 2008


As you may know we just recently moved to Vegas. I haven't been able to explore much because I'm getting ready for the AVAM show in Baltimore.
Tonight we got dessert from this little shop called The Cupcakery. Oh my! they make a mean cupcake! Mocha, strawberry shortcake, kir royale (my favorite drink) double chocolate, lemon berry. Plus they sell cute retro style aprons and very cold chocolate milk. Awesome!

October 24, 2008

Two more 24" suns

Originally uploaded by PatriciaMonkey
I did a couple more large, cut out suns. I'm going to have these for sale at the American Visionary Art Museum show. Thanksgiving day weekend.

April 18, 2008

skull & crossbone stools

Finished up these two stools for the upcoming Seacrets show. They are pastel piratey. I'm sure there are pirates out there who like pretty colors. my website

fish fish fish!

and more patricia-fish!

April 3, 2008

gobble gobble

I was washing the dishes yesterday and thought I heard a turkey........I did! a wild turkey family.

April 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Babycakes :)

Today is Courtney's b-day. She and Colin moved to Philly a few months ago and we miss them so much. I still haven't been able to visit and see the new place. Last year was fun........Courtney drank the biggest margarita I have ever seen. I can't be there this time.......but I'm thinking about them and just picturing carefully placed Colin flowers covering her shoes.

I hope she has the best birthday ever!

April 1, 2008

getting ready

I'm getting ready for a couple of upcoming shows. One at Seacrets in Ocean City, MD on the 24th of April. I'm going to bring along mainly my patricia-fish for this show. Some frames and small tables.

The Bethany Beach boardwalk show is on June 7th. I plan on having lots of painted furniture as well as fish and smaller items. I've been going over images of the furniture that I've painted both recently and from years
ago. I would love to know what everyone thinks. Please leave me your comments!

March 21, 2008

March 13, 2008


these Taka Hayashi Vans are ........well...haha, if you know me.......then you know what i think of these :)

photos from

March 4, 2008

JOY & babies really shouldn't smoke

a close-up of some things i love from my studio......

a card from my cousin Ellen who's in London, lucky cat bobble head, rubber monkey head, smoking baby....part of an extravagant wedding gift from Spamela Hay & family, skull ring from Colin, the gentleman from China is holding a huge manly biker skull ring....a keepsake from another friend who left town, see no, hear no, speak no pin from my Grandmother.....and a little plastic deer that i got when we were in Salt Lake City, Utah. (with two broken legs) :(

February 29, 2008

share your leap day with a scoundrel of a fish

This is an acrylic painting on paper board of a fish. 8.5" x 3.5"
Be careful he's a little sneaky too. He does have nice lips though....wouldn't you say?

February 27, 2008


I have started working on trophies for the upcoming Delmarva Eastern Surfing Association contest season. Wow.........ahead of time! yay :)

new nibble....RODENTS

February 14, 2008

February 11, 2008

big sun

A big sun to go with the moon man at the Satellite....just finished :)

February 8, 2008

Tattooed Moon

I just finished this moon man cut out, hung him up at the Satellite Coffee Shop along with lotsa patricia-fish.

Bye & Thank you Teresa

Yes! I finished the tile presentation for Worcester Youth & Family Counceling. It was picked up and I'm really happy with the finished piece. I hope Teresa loves it. :)

February 6, 2008


Nibblefest is a themed art contest beginning on the 20th of each month on ebay.
The winner is judged on the most individual bidders received during the auction
. You can search for NFAC to see the entries.
They all start at 99 cents too!!!!!

This painting was for the december NFAC which was nudes. These are alot of fun. Fun to do and fun to see what everyone comes up with. This painting was purchased by ebay buyer -jazztrek from Ohio.

all images are the property of patti backer copyright 2007

This past months theme was to combine two or more animals to make one. I painted a tapiropus. A tapir and an octopus. I think tapirs are wonderful :)

Tile mosaic jobby

I recieved a call from a non profit organization I did a job for back in 2002.
It was a large wall mural done in tiles with a mosaic center piece.
They sold each tile as a fundraiser. The director is leaving and as a parting gift the board of directors wants to present her with a wall hanging of the center section. I'm working on it now.