Patricia Brintle was born and raised in Haiti and immigrated to the United States in 1964. Although she has made the US her residence, her colorful style reflects her native land. Her approach to painting is varied and reflects her feelings at the moment. Brintle’s work is influenced both by personal and social experiences. Most of her portraits focus on the expression of the eyes and tell in one look the story of the person on the canvas.
Her works are vibrant and remind the viewer of her native Haiti. Brintle’s approach to painting is varied; she does not follow any particular school but rather lets her rich culture guide her creative muse. Her paintings are infused with complex symbolisms that seem, at first glance, simple but reveal themselves upon further examination. Her style is as varied as her subjects but she favors bright and vivid colors as she explores the universality of human emotions in every one of her artworks. Many of Brintle’s works address strong issues such as nuclear disarmament, the Holocaust and the Haitian earthquake. Several of her works are featured in movies and grace the covers and pages of books, magazines, and publications. Brintle belongs to several art organizations and exhibits internationally.
Brintle is also the president of From Here to Haiti, Ltd. (FHTH), a non-profit all-volunteer charity doing repair work in Haiti, and donates most of the proceeds from the sale of her artworks to FHTH.
Some of Brintle’s artistic accomplishments include:
- Showings at:
– Mercy by the Sea in Madison, CT
– Brooklyn College in Brooklyn, NY
– Art Market Hamptons 2018 in Bridgehampton, NY
– Basilica di San Lorenzo in Florence, Italy
– Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York City
– Dorsey Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
– Harlem Fine Art Show in New York City
– New York Art Expo in NYC
– National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia
– Salon des Artistes Independents – Grand Palais, Paris, France
– Albert Schweitzer Museum in Hamdem Connecticut
– Queens Museum of Art in New York
– Consulate General of Haiti in New York
– The United Nations in New York
– National Museum of Catholic Art and History in New York
– Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama
– Rosa Park Museum in Montgomery, Alabama
- Several of Brintle’s artworks on the devastation, resistance and rescue efforts of the Holocaust belong to the permanent collection of the Holocaust Center of Temple Judea in New York.
- A Delicate Balance won the “Images of Peace” national competition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Albert Schweitzer’s call for nuclear disarmament and belongs to the collection of the Albert Schweitzer Museum’s in Hamden, Connecticut.
- Annunciation is among the illustrations of National Geographic The Story of Mary
- Madonna and Child–First Steps graces the cover of “Introducing the New Testament” by Mark Allan Powell – Second Edition.
- Last Breath graces the cover of Christianity and Human Rights by Cambridge Press.
- Voiliers au Port a Bainet graced the cover of the U.S. National Maritime Historical Society publication Sea History Magazine.
- Advocata Nostra, Virgo Virginum, Regina Caeli, Ora Pro Nobis, and Assumption graced the covers and pages of “Give us This Day” by Liturgical Press.
Several of Brintle’s artworks were featured in 2015 Golden Globe nominee film “Saint Vincent” with Bill Murray and in 2015 National Geographic feature film “Killing Jesus.”