Patricia Rhoden. Photo by John Bailey

After 37 years as an art teacher, Patricia Rhoden retired in 2013 and now spends most days creating oil and acrylic paintings in her Nashville, Indiana, studio. Much of her work is impressionistic, and she’s known for her silver and gold leaf floral landscapes.

“I find joy in painting,” Rhoden says. “It’s my emotional outlet. I can’t even say how many paintings I do in a year. I’m a very prolific artist because I’m constantly painting.”

Rhoden was named an outstanding landscape artist at Hoosier Salon, a statewide juried art show in Indianapolis, in 2014, 2015, and 2020.


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