Duvall Designs Gallery Presents Art at the Mill! MINE!

Here is just a glimpse of a few of my paintings now showing through May 14, 2017 at the Mill at Carter Hall, 2611 Millwood, VA 22646 Duvall Designs Gallery Presents an evolving commentary and presentation of contemporary art based in the midst of hunt country in old Virginia. Curated by Designer, Peggy Duvall. Featuring the […]

A few words about “The Ones that Got Away”

  “The Ones That Got Away”    42×48″    mixed media with spray enamel, metal leaf, patina, rust and oil glazes Though I know this view by heart, with my eyes closed, this painting is a departure from an early morning photo I took of Great Island from Nauhaught Bluff.  This is a sacred place […]

“Sacred Places” New Paintings now showing at Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

Now Showing at Left Bank Gallery in Wellfleet, MA,  over 20 new paintings,  on display through August 26.   Click here for full listing of available paintings and prices: http://www.leftbankgallery.com/collections/patte-ormsby “Sacred Places“, a series of new paintings is a celebration of the fleeting delicacy that is our earthly home; and, it begins with my most […]

Now showing at National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Art Program: through March 4, 2016

    This series of direct relief mono prints is inspired by Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese art of fish printing.  Technically, these are direct relief monoprints, which means they are taken directly from the subject and each print is unique, as in one of a kind. Live models allowed me to make prints of their […]

My paintings in the gallery, in the home!

From Gallery Flux to your house!  Well okay, this is my house.  But I just wanted you to see how it looks in a home situation.  And not everyone’s family room has Benjamin Moore’s purple lace walls, or African mud cloth thrown over the back of their Henrdon sofa,  but imagine a vibrant contemporary painting […]

All New Ormsby Art, Paintings at Gallery Flux, Ashland VA, thru May 1, 2015

This show of new work is at Gallery Flux, 307B England Street, Ashland, VA.  The work will be on exhibit till May 1, 2015. There will be another Artists Reception on Thursday, April 2, from 5:30 till 8:00.  Do yourself a favor and go see this beautiful gallery. Then head down the street for a […]

“The Ones That Got Away” now showing at Wellfleet Public Library

More new mobile sculptures at Sara Schneidman Gallery, Culpeper, VA!

  Newest, prettiest, biggest fish, just swam it’s way from my studio to Sara’s window.  Now showing,  “Modernist Tale”  27×18″  full of gemstones, found art and modernist inspiration. “Miro!” said Chagall, to Kandinsky and Klee.  

Now showing at Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville! My work in “Amazonas” show!

  I am very happy to announce the Charlottesville debut of my paintings at Les Yeux du Monde’s group show, “Amazonas”,  in collaboration with the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Accademy.  On view at the gallery from June 20 through July 20, 2014. Gallery hours Thursday-Sunday 1-5pm & by appointment. Les Yeux du Monde is […]

Gemstone Fish Sculptures- at Sara Schneidman Gallery, Culpeper, VA!

A background in metalwork and jewelry design is the inspiration for my hanging sculptures. I think of them as oversized jewelry compositions that hang.   Like earrings for giants.  To be hung in a house, near a window is good, but I like them better against the plain background of a blank wall, from a ceiling […]