Dallas Series

There is an element of fantasy about Kochan's cityscapes that suggest another era, a suspended moment in time. Buildings are handled with flattened out washes of colors, as are the people who populate the streets, meandering through the composition as if in a dream world. Kochan's color is often strident, perhaps suggestive that she deals with the discordant and isolated feelings inherent in humanity through somewhat disharmonious color relationships. Diffuse color, lost and found edges, figures disappearing into light of shadow. Her somewhat theatrical approach to lighting casts an even more mysterious aspect. What is the time dimension depicted? Who are these people, and where are they going? What are they thinking? Because Kochan leaves some of these questions unanswered, the viewer is free to participate fully in the visual dialogue, viewing the past from the frozen surface of her painting, paintings that are subtle reminders of the evanescence of time and the ephemeral quality of all out lives. 

"Elm Street". Original Watercolor Painting by Pat Kochan

Sold currently in the collection of S. AND c. Siple. 

28" x 36" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

 

2015

This painting was from a drawing I did from my childhood memory of Theatre Row in Dallas.  As a child, I spent many times downtown, going to movies , shopping and other events.

Elm Street

$2,500 Framed

22" x 30" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2010

Fountain Place

$3,000 Framed

41" x 36" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

1990

Ghosts of Dallas

$2,500 

28" x 36" Mixed Media Collage

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2012

Since the ‘80s, I have continued to add to my “Downtown Dallas Series”. This collage encompassed the Pegasus image with images of my book (Once Upon a Time In Dallas), newspaper clippings and other memories of this series.  

Pegasus Collage

Life Under The Freeway

$1,500

30" x 30" Acrylic on Canvas

2000

First Hilton Dallas

$1,500

22" x 30" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2012

Magnolia Sculptures

$2,000

28" x 36" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

Pegasus Over Dallas

$2,500

Acrylic on Canvas

2013

Pegasus VI

Sold as Commission

Unframed

28" x 36" Original Watercolor

300lb. 100% acid free rag paper

2012

“Tea Time At The Adolphus”. Original Painting by Pat Kochan

Tea Time At The Adolphus

$1,000

22" x 30" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

1999

Union Station

$1,500 Framed

20" x 26" Original Watercolor on Yupo Paper

2019

Adolphus Quitting Time

$2,000 Framed

46" x 28" Original Watercolor 

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2011

Adolphus Akard Street Window

$1,800 Framed

26" x 32" Original Acrylic on Yupo Paper

2013

Adolphus Parade I

$1,500

22" x 30" Original Watercolor Framed

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2012

Bus Stop I

$2,000 Framed

22" x 30" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

1997

Centennial of Big Red

$2,000

36" x 28" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

 

2015

This painting examines the day I ventured to Downtown Dallas and happened upon a celebration of Dallas courthouse (Old Red) centennial.

People were dressed from that era long ago and with no air conditioning, people had open windows to watch the proceedings.

Dart Bus Stop IV

$1,000

30" x 22" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

 

1995

“Courthouse”, an original Watercolor  Painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan. $1,000.  22”x28” Original Watercolor.

Courthouse

$1,000

22" x 28" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

2010

“Dallas Sculptures”. Original Painting by Pat Kochan

Dallas Sculptures

$6,000 Framed

49" x 41" Original Watercolor

1114 lb. d'Arches 100% acid free rag paper

1999

Featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine:

"I began my art career as an abstract expressionist turned impressionist," says Kochan. "My Work in the last few years, though, is about nostalgia, people, and recording suspended moments in time. It is about surrealistic light linking character with isolated feelings through flatness of form, arbitrary shapes, and emotional treatment of color." (Watercolor Magazine)

 

This piece is part of Kochan's Downtown Dallas Series.

“Elsie in Pink”, an original Watercolor  Painting by Dallas Artist, Pat Wheelis Kochan. $2,500.  24”x40” Original Watercolor.

Elsie in Pink

$2,500 Framed

24" x 40" Original Watercolor

140 lb. d'arches 100% acid free rag paper

1990