Claudia’s work looks best printed very large on high gloss aluminum, it’s very versatile because of custom sizing – Jack Summers owner of Lovetts Gallery.
Claudia Patrick, although an Oklahoma immigrant, has been ensnared by the vast open spaces that still exist in Oklahoma and the Mid & Southwest. Having approached Lovetts Gallery in 2006 with a small portfolio of impressive Oklahoma panoramas, Claudia has grown into a thing of wonder. She has photographed, produced, and sold multiple extremely large-scale images on canvas, including an 11′ x 4′ panorama of the Tall Grass Prairie. She has found her calling while working as an instructor and living in Tulsa, OK.
Initially only interested in the panoramas, Claudia has very wisely supplemented her time in between printing with spectacular macro focus floral photography. Amazingly captivating, these images provide funding for the larger, more adventurous projects, such as her 2′ x 7′ “Queen of the Tulsa Skyline!”
After graduating from Old Dominion University in Virginia with a bachelor of science in Psychology, I moved to Boston, Massachusetts where I lived for the next two decades. During this time I studied photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA). As an inner-urbanite, I focused primarily on the interesting juxtaposition of the old and the new--cutting edge architecture being integrated into one of the oldest and most picturesque cities in the United States--and the effect this change had on the people who lived in the center of the city. I explored this idea of multi-layers of visual and conceptual information through photographing the cityscapes of Boston, New York, and London.
I now live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Perhaps because of living in large cities for most of my life, I find the vast expanses of land outside of the cities in the Midwest visually intriguing and challenging. I now focus on what remains of wilderness and reserves in the West and Midwestern part of the country - Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In 2019 I began exploring the realm of fine art astrophotography. My work involves shooting the night sky with stars, planets, comets, and galaxies, or cosmic events such as eclipses. I like to incorporate the surrounding environment or landscape in my night photographs. As more and more people move to the cities, less and less dark skies exist anywhere on the planet (2% less every year). Because of light pollution, most people never get to see the Milky Way or our solar system. One reason I like to photograph the celestial bodies is to show them the amazing peace and beauty of the night sky.