Patti Randazzo Beckett

Art Life Politics



Detail Triple Assault moves through the hills, acrylic on paper, 30 x 22 inches


I have spent many years working in the Hamilton arts community.

I was the past Executive Director of the Hamilton & Region Arts Council, Interim Executive Director at Community Arts Ontario, and a member of the City of Hamilton Arts Advisory Commission. I have also sat on numerous boards, agencies and collectives.

Now retired from waged work, I'm currently trying to avoid sitting on any more boards and devote my time to making art.

Artist Statement:

 In my studio practice I am primarily a painter.

 I am a second generation Sicilian and multiple generation Scottish-Canadian. On my father’s side we come from a long line of peasant farmers. My Sicilian ancestry greatly influences my self-identity.

I position my practice in a feminist critique of inter-related personal views of farm landscape and figurative work using mixed media, acrylics and oils. I embellish the studies with intuitive leaps in colour, form and repetition.  The embellished work takes on a life of its own regardless of the starting point, be it life drawing, landscape sketches or photo documentation of a specific site that speaks to me.

I am a graduate of McMaster University, Hamilton and received a BA in Art and Women’s Studies. I exhibit across Southern Ontario. I currently reside in Hamilton, Ontario.

 All works exhibited in this space are created by Patti Randazzo Beckett and may not be reproduced without Ms. Beckett's permission as outlined in the Canadian Copyright Act.