September Featured Artist

Patti Doolittle

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(661) 869-2320


(by Floyd Dillon)

I just want to say that I am continually amazed by the work shown by the BAA Featured Artists. It is truly outstanding and the artists showing on the wall deserve our thanks.  

Dagny’s May Featured Artist


Dagny’s BAA Art Gallery 1600 20th Street.

Art by Jim Bates will be the fea-tured art at the Dagny’s BAA Gallery through December.

The copyright of all paintings. Drawings and photographs shown on this site are owned and retained by the individual artists and the BAA. All rights reserved.

Art by Patti Doolittle will be the featured art at the BAA Art Center through December. The Opening Reception will be First Friday, December 7 from 6 to 8 pm.



Patti was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She left when she was only 4. Her family moved to Bakersfield, CA., where she went to school, married at a young age and began her career as a hairdresser for a length of time. Patti’s first art teacher was Bill Ryan at North High in Bakersfield which was the beginning of her inter-est in art, and made a difference in the way she approached her artwork even though she is drawn to portraits and realistic portrayals of her subjects.

Painting only when she had some spare time and taking art classes from Clayton Rippey of Bakers-field and Betty Hay, Ken Auster in Laguna Beach, Ca. Patti moved to Orange County and also took art classes at Orange Coast college, as well as workshops.

Patti found she had a love for painting people, she took life drawing also. Patti is more of a realistic, con-temporary artist, always feeling the need for more learning in her need for giving that extra punch to a painting.

Patti and her husband moved back to Bakersfield about 10 years ago to be with her Mother and sister. She is now devoting her time to painting and being involved in the arts. Patti and her husband, John, belong to Mojave Mule Skinners, providing her lots of characters to paint, which she has done quite extensively. Patti loves to add lots of color to a face, which you might not find in real life or a photo.

Patti was a member of Women Artists of the West, which gives her a lot of joy to

hear from the women who paint, gets lots of ideas, critiques and tips, as well as being in National shows. Patti has shown at Ronald Reagan Library with the Women Artists of the West. Patti has won awards during her career, which is always a unexpected pleasure.