Patty O'Connor

Patty at work


My name is Patty. I am originally from the Philadelphia area. My husband and I moved to Eldorado at Santa Fe in 2012 after living in Phoenix for eighteen years. We love it here.

I am a licensee of the Santa Fe Artists’ Market, member of the Eldorado Arts and Crafts Association, Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild.

While In Phoenix, I started to develop my own process of Blended media called PhotoAlchemy. Not only is it a creative way to showcase my photographs, it represents many of my favorite art forms like quilting, mosaics, stained glass, ceramics.

Photo Alchemy is constantly evolving. I find new ways to use my images in different arrangements, using different surfaces and mixing with other textures. I choose to play with a variety of media while incorporating two and three dimensional surfaces.

For the past several years, I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world and helping them choose a piece for their space.

Mosaics, to me, are a metaphor for one’s life. Each event, each person we meet, each experience is a piece. Every piece fits together to create the masterpiece which is a person’s entire life.
... All of the pieces fit.