ABOUT: Patrice Barrett is a self-taught artist who began her career in design, illustration and art direction over 30 years ago. Her focus now is being in her studio at the Metro Art Studios. ARTIST STATEMENT: What motivates me is making sense of colors and shapes, leading the eye across the page to rest on an important element. Analyzing why choices were made, and sometimes not - just accepting a serendipitous brush stroke or color mix. My purpose is to express myself in color and shapes, and to garner a response from the viewer.