Reston Art Gallery & Studios

At Lake Anne Village Center in Reston, VA

Pat Bason

Born in Brooklyn, New York, I began as a commercial artist chasing deadlines with sketches of summer dresses and silk pajamas.

Escaping from Long Island, my love of watercolor surfaced in San Francisco. Teachers at Canada College and Berkeley stirred my excitement with design and shapes.

My azaleas landed me in the Stary-Sheets' Gallery and started my relationship with watercolorist Millard Sheets. (I assisted Millard with a mural in Lubbock, Texas.)

Another move brought me to Santa Barbara, with its arches, bougainvillea, and the Art Association's outdoor shows.

My work is at the Medlin Gallery, Leesburg. I formerly had studio space at the Reston Art Gallery and Studio.

Current work – Painting in oils. I am moving from the traditional realism of the Dutch Masters to the added vibrancy of contemporary design. I am offering an online watercolor class at

Samples of Pat's work are below. Please click on a thumbnail to see the full image.