Two Can Art is a collaboration between Patti Gay and her son Noah, who is autistic. Noah creates all of the painted textures that become Patti’s palette from which she creates beautiful, layered images.
For Noah, painting is a whole sensory activity. It has been part of his program since he was young. Besides his fingers, he uses sponges, brushes, rollers, spray bottles and even bubbles to create textures. He also uses a variety of different paints including acrylics, watercolor, gouache, and foam paints. After the painted textures are created Patti manipulates them into animal portraits and landscapes using Photoshop: “I have always thought his paintings were beautiful. It seemed only natural that we would combine our creativity into Two Can together.”
Patti and Noah create from their home studio in the Santa Cruz mountains.