A painter of urban scenes including trailer courts, swimming pools and cafe interiors, Patricia Chidlaw focuses on the “often deserted corners of a vanishing America—slices of cities that strike an emotional chord within her. . . .The tension in Chidlaw’s scenes suggests that everything is not as serene as it appears on the surface, that something is about to unravel”.

Ina photo-real style, she paints in her studio in Santa Barbara, California where she has lived since 196