RANDOLPH, Vt., July 7, 2023—Acrylic paintings by Randolph artist Pati Braun Grandy are on display through July 31 in the Gifford Gallery at Gifford Medical Center. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Grandy, who grew up in Randolph Center, has loved art since her grade-school days. She enjoys working in a variety of media, including acrylics, pencil, pen and ink, watercolors, and photography. Her work has been displayed in shows across Vermont, and her pieces can be seen in private collections as far away as Hawaii.
“I’m thrilled to be painting flowers for my showing at Gifford,” said Grandy, who has an associate degree in landscape design and ornamental horticulture.
She put art aside for many years, she said, to raise a family and pursue other professional paths, including a 10-year career as a medical office manager. While she has little formal art training— one semester of art school—she credits her natural ability for her success.
“I have always been able to see shadows and shapes, which helps me with the ability to make three-dimensional paintings and drawings,” Grandy said.
The Gifford Gallery is located just inside the hospital’s main entrance at 44 S. Main St., Route 12, in Randolph. Artwork may be purchased by visiting the Gifford Development, Marketing and Public Relations Department, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 802-728-2380.
Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Randolph, and Rochester, and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department and inpatient unit; many surgical services; an adult day program; 49-unit independent living facility, and a nursing home. The hospital’s mission is to improve individual and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.