Patricia Qualls: Cutting-Edge Art in Carmel Valley
January 10, 2023
If there is a conventional path to becoming an artist, Patricia Qualls definitely did not take it. A country girl by birth, Qualls grew up on a sprawling Tennessee farm where she learned to plow the fields.
Later, as an adult determined to trade the agrarian life for something more polished and urban, she moved to Nashville where she built a successful career as a stockbroker. Qualls then moved West, settling in California and swapping the fast-paced, impersonal exchange of the market for the slow, intimate work of a clinical psychologist. When she started painting, she thought of it as her own kind of therapy. Soon, however, others started to take an interest, and she’s now featured in the collections of celebrated institutions from San Francisco to Switzerland. To see Qualls at work and perhaps purchase her paintings, drop by her stunning Carmel Valley studio or Carmel gallery.
Carmel Valley Studio
Address: 15 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Hours: 11am – 5pm (open daily)
Address: Mission Street between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921
Hours: 11am – 5pm (closed Tuesdays)