Wednesday, March 8, 2023

We Have Moved and are Settling in for the Duration ... Please forgive the state of these pages as I seek to update

 Valentine's Day, 2023 brought us home to independent, cooperative living for the over 55 crowd. After several months of renovations and with continued downsizing we are delighted with our small but suitable home here on River Parkway in Minneapolis. I am hoping to update and revise these pages, including my pages on writing and Michael's creative work, as time allows. For now, a scroll here and there and everywhere will give you glimpses of where we are and where we've been.

Living Room

Living Room


Our golden Study

View of Living Room from Study

Bedroom with Mom's Quilt and Alvaro's Painting

(Our pride...) The Golden Study with French Doors

Dining Room with View of Study


Recent Work on Fabric

Fabric Tulips with Octagons, Acrylic, Thread, Silk and Canvas, 20" x 24"
Fabric Tulips in Glass, Acrylic, Marker, Thread on Fabric, 14" x 16"

Chair in Red with Golden Bird, Acrylic, Ink, Silk and Thread, 20" x 24" (framed)

Chartreuse Bird with Golden Thread, Silk and Canvas, 20" x 24"

Bird & Tulips in Stitches, 16" x 20", Acrylic,  Paint Pen,  Black Out Fabric, Thread

Guache on Black Out Fabric, (In Progress) 13" x 15"

HIS MOTHER'S SON, Charcoal, Acrylic, Oil Crayon on Raw Canvas, 46" x 64"

BIRD'S EYE WITH TABLE LEG, Acrylic and Charcoal on Raw Canvas, 46" x 64"

Interior Monologue Series

The INTERIOR MONOLOGUE series reflects my inner dialogue or my conversations with myself. The work is inspired by the surroundings, furnishings, music and atmosphere in which I find myself creating, reflecting or simply "being" in a state of physical, emotional and spiritual awareness. The work is intuitive and often abstract though depicting recognizable representations of objects or structures.

Tell Me... What is it You Plan...

Losing Mom, April 2019, Acrylic on Unstretched Canvas, 36" x 52" NFS
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Mary Oliver

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Retrospective: Deborah McWatters Padgett (the book)

Cover Image

This video is a slide show depicting the pages from a book I've published compiling my visual work from the time I was a student in the 1970's until the present. The text does not appear with clarity in these images but I hope to offer a glimpse of my history as an artist. 

 Scroll down for earlier posts please.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Six Months In: Life in Our Apartment

 Spring has sprung!

Courtyard and picnic area.

Reading on the deck.

Bougainvillea and Maple tree from deck.

Deck with Maple tree and wicker.

Atrium/Library on our floor. Bluff by the river.

Atrium overlooking river bluff.

Atrium with novel, wine and posies. 

Thursday, December 9, 2021

New Life Transition: We've Sold our Home and Embarked on New Adventures Nearby

 We downsized to apartment living and the accompanying underground, heated garage, elevator, indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and a community of neighbors from widely diverse backgrounds. We loved our Goodrich home and studio for all the decades of our lives there... We are ready to embrace our continued health and the challenges aging brings. 

At home in Saint Paul apartment.

View outside our living room window and balcony.

Artwork displayed in our new living room.

Thanksgiving dinner in our apartment dining room.

Padgett Studios Collection Online Auction at Sebastian Charles

 Estate Sale/ Art Collection Auction

We've had to let go of a variety of pieces from our art collection. Click here to visit the Sebastian Charles online auction site. These are a few pieces by Deborah. Michael has some of his work on the site and we have numerous pieces by prominent local, regional and national artists whose work we collected. Take a look. Prices are great!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Examples of Work Available at Padgett Studios

Simplicity Itself, on loan from Padgett Studios, HealthPartners, Stillwater 

Song Birds (Pair) 

Padgett Studios

Delft Orchids

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Trees in Winter, Deborah Padgett

Trees in Winter, 36" x 30", $400., Deborah Padgett

Iona, Inner Hebrides, 18" x 40", $550. (currently on loan)

Figurative Fountain, Michael Padgett

Fish Wall Relief Sculpture, Michael Padgett
Red Earthenware Bird Cup, Michael Padgett