Pati Trippel, a resident of Hot Springs Village since late 2007 and an award-winning artist, is accomplished in a variety of mediums – watercolor, acrylics, pastels, charcoal and graphite. Raised in Southern California with access to the ocean, mountains and desert, she loves “being immersed in the beauty and tranquility of the natural world.” Her paintings express the joy, wonder, splendor and peace she feels when communing with nature.  
She will be displaying her new focus, acrylic dyed tissue collages, as well as 6 by 6-inch “popcorn” mixed-media paintings of local scenes, citrus peel and polymer clay jewelry as featured artist for the month of May.
You can see more of her work at www.patitrippel.com. Trippel is also a very active volunteer in our local community – serving on the board of directors of the Ouachita Children’s Center and president of Artists’ Workshop Gallery, among others. Trippel is an ordained interfaith minister and serves as spiritual director in Hot Springs Village.
Pam Reeder’s paintings are a unique fusion of abstract and expressionistic elements. Utilizing both acrylic and mixed media, her work is distinguished by bold colors and energetic brush strokes. Her favorite subjects are florals and women, and she has a fondness for plein-air painting. Her visceral connection to the painting medium is clearly evident –“I love to get in the paint.”  
A recent arrival to Hot Springs Village, Reeder, a graduate of Texas Tech University, grew up in West Texas and taught and coached volleyball.
After she retired from teaching, she showed cutting horses and her career as an artist began. Reeder also maintains a home in Ruidoso, N.M., where she was a partner in the Local Artist’s Studio for two years and directed her own art studio, Art Studio-Pam. In addition to showing at the Artists’ Workshop Gallery, she is a member of Brush Strokes in Hot Springs Village.
The Featured “Miniature Artists” for May are Jan Briggs and Linda Shearer.