The artwork of Beavercreek artist, Patricia Dunker, will be displayed at The Gallery at Lofino Plaza throughout September.
Dunker’s love for art began early, but with a family, husband in the U.S. Air Force, and moving 17 times throughout his 20-year career, Dunker had little time to pursue her passion.
In 1976, Dunker’s husband was transferred to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Her family moved to Beavercreek and have lived in the area ever since.
Once Dunker’s husband retired, they spent their winters in Florida. There, she discovered an artist and teacher who changed her life.
Dunker began her artistic journey using oil paint. She studied the techniques of the Old Masters with Frank Covino from 2005 to 2016.
Her work earned her an invitation to paint in Paris at The Louvre. She was even invited to display her work in The Louvre – an achievement of a lifetime.
Dunker's painting experience has also extended to watercolor. She is a Workshop Coordinator for Fairborn Art Association, Treasurer for Western Ohio Watercolor Society, and member of Ohio Watercolor Society and Bonita Springs Art Association. She has received multiple awards for both watercolor and oil paintings.
Dozens of Dunker’s pieces will be displayed at The Gallery, which is located at 3868 Dayton-Xenia Rd., Beavercreek, Ohio, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A meet-and-greet will be held Friday, September 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.