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Day in the Life of Painting




In 2019 Constellation Energy commissioned Patricia to paint at their award-winning headquarters, the Exelon Building, in Harbor Point on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. It was decided to focus on the activity on the 65,000 square foot trading floor, the third largest in the United States, which overlooks the Inner Harbor. Patricia could not actually see the view, due to shades being drawn, so she photographed it from outside. She also invented the staircase which was blocked by a wall.

Over a few weeks Patricia painted the trading floor on location on the three by four foot canvas. The painting was completed over the next 2 months in her studio.

Currently the painting hangs on the trading floor, Patricia provided an image to Constellation Energy for their online, public and internal uses and they had cards made.

A Day in the Life of Constellation Energy at Harbor Point
Baltimore, MD.

 
 



Live Painting at the White House Correspondents' Pre-Party at the United States Institute of Peace


Live Painting at the White House Correspondents' Pre-Party at the United States Institute of Peace

The hosts of the 2019 White House Correspondents' Pre-Party hired Patricia to paint a combination of two scenes in front of the guests, adjacent to the red carpet at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington D.C. The painting was 3 by 4 feet and Patricia dressed to fit in with the formal dress code of the event. She interacted with guests, many of whom were familiar with the skyline of Doha and the Qatar National Museum depicted in her painting.

After the event, Patricia delivered the painting to the Embassy of Qatar in Washington D.C.

Live Painting at the White House Correspondents' Pre-Party at the United States Institute of Peace Depicting the Skyline of Doha and the Qatar National Museum
Washington D.C., 2019.

 
 

Live Painting for the United Way of Central Maryland, to Illustrate Who They Help


In 2018 the United Way of Central Maryland commissioned Patricia to paint school children whose school was sponsored by the United Way.

Patricia designed the painting to be split in half, as it was to be the cover of the Tocqueville Society's Membership Book. She visited the playground before the designated day in order to sketch her composition and to capture the impressive backdrop of Baltimore City.

On the designated day Patricia painted the children as they played and enjoyed meeting them, they were delightful, and they pointed themselves out to one another in the painting.

The brilliant graphic designers for the United Way constructed a beautiful and quite moving book with the painting, using each figure to tell a story of a child impacted by the United Way's good works.

Baltimore City Children Playing
Baltimore, MD.

 
 




Cover of the United Way of Central Maryland's Tocqueville Society book with Live Painting by Patricia Bennett.

The painting was designed so that the red pole on the play set was the spine of the book.

Note the backdrop of Baltimore City's skyline and Hanover Street Bridge

Cover of the 2018 Tocqueville Book with Live Painting by Patricia Bennett
Maryland

 
 




Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection commissioned Patricia to paint A Day in the Life of painting.

Patricia painted in the store through the next three weeks. She met the staff and photographed those who were to be included in the painting. Betsy especially wanted the seamstresses included. They are behind a wall and not visible in the store, so Patricia depicted them in the foreground of the painting sewing, altering, and ironing.

With permission from the Bride, Patricia included her being fitted for her gown.

The Studio work took two months to complete.

A Day in the Life of Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
Owings Mills, MD.

 
 




Patricia painted A Day in the Morning of painting in Ms. Emily's class at the Greenspring Montessori School.

Patricia painted in the classroom over several weeks. She first painted the classroom then added children as she saw them working around the classroom.

Children asked Patricia lots of questions about her painting and found themselves in the painting.

Greenspring Montessori School Classroom at Work
Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.

        
       



Selected Corporate Galas, Luncheons, Fundraisers

Patricia has been hired to paint many Corporate Functions. She is very responsive to the requests of her clients.

Grand Opening of the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus in Milford, Delaware


The Grand Opening of the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus in Milford, Delaware.

Before the event, Syreeta Harris of Georgia Mae Events described to Patricia what should be captured in the live painting. The hospital was not yet open.

Patricia was given a perfect viewpoint on the second floor, overlooking the stairs and the entrance. She painted the CEO as he gave his speech, as well as the architect and the engineers.

The painting is hanging in the new hospital. Patricia provided an image of it to the hospital for their use and for making giclees to auction.

Grand Opening of the Bayhealth Hospital, Sussex Campus
Milford, Delaware 2019.

 
 

Light City Baltimore Opening Celebration Live Painting


Light City Baltimore Opening Celebration Live Painting

Light City Baltimore is an huge annual festival of lights that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors to the glowing Inner Harbor waterfront. Top artists create custom light installations and it is a magical week.

Patricia was hired by the sponsor, BGE, to paint the opening celebration on top of Baltimore's World Trade Center, where there would be a view of Light City Baltimore 2017.

Patricia set up her easel early and artistically interpreted the five-sided structure of the room, she painted the Mayor giving a speech under the American Flag and included the C.E.O. of BGE and several other VIP's.

Light City Baltimore Opening Celebration
Top of the World Trade Center, Baltimore, MD 2017.

 
 

Grand Opening of the Sagamore Pendry Hotel


The Grand Opening of the Sagamore Pendry, one of Baltimore's Premiere Hotels.

Patricia arrived early and painted the ballroom, then added the guests as they arrived. After the event, she was given photos of the owners and V.I.P.'s to add to the painting.

Patricia provided an image which was used to make giclees on canvas for V.I.P.'s and note cards.

Patricia has since painted over ten events in this ballroom, each time enjoying the distinctive windows, high-vaulted ceilings, and wonderful staff.

Grand Opening of the Sagamore Pendry Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 2017.

 
 

Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. Staff Soiree


Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. Staff Soiree

Patricia arrived at the Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. ballroom several hours early and was placed on a stage where she painted the distinctive chandeliers and room. She added guests as they arrived and painted the logo of the hotel.

This painting was given as a gift by the staff to their departing General Manager.

Four Seasons Hotel Washington D.C. Staff Soiree
Washington D.C. 2015.

 
 

Bunny Williams Celebration Dinner


Bunny Williams Celebration Dinner Live Painting

Set-up on the balcony in the barn on Mr. Ladew's property, Patricia painted this elegant dinner, hosted by Stiles Colwill and curated by Meg Fairfax Fielding, for one of America's top garden designers, Bunny Williams and her husband John Rosselli.

Those present at the dinner are well-respected supporters of Ladew Topiary Gardens.

The painting was given as a gift to Bunny Williams.

Ladew Topiary Gardens, located in Monkton, Maryland, is considered to be one of the most outstanding gardens in America. The gardens, topiaries and main house are meticulously maintained.

Bunny Williams Celebration Dinner Live Painting
Ladew Topiary Gardens, Maryland, 2018

 
 

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