B.F.A. Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Elkins Park, PA (now located in Philadelphia, PA)
After graduating in 2009, Patrick focused on establishing his career as an artist. Over the course of about four years, he painted diligently in order to establish a professional body of work.
He entered a number of juried shows both locally and nationally, winning numerous awards, including “Best of Show” and “First Prizes”.
He realized that in combining his love for oil painting and his fondness for illustration, he was creating a style all his own.
Patrick grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia but always enjoyed visiting the city, whether it be Philadelphia or New York. His desire was to show the parts of the city that most people take for granted. While not all of his paintings depict the city life, there is a constant theme of aged buildings and worn down streets, that is almost always present.
He did not wish to paint the countless landmarks scattered across Philadelphia, New York and other cities, knowing that these scenes have been depicted countless times. Although the scenes he paints are largely of Philadelphia, they could be located in almost any city across the country.
For the last five years, Patrick has traveled as far south as Virginia and as far west as Pittsburgh to display his work. He has been fortunate to be a participant in the Annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show in Center City Philadelphia. In 2018 he will be exhibiting his paintings in a group show in New York City at the Pleides Gallery on the upper west side.
Patrick hope to continue to evolve as an artist producing work that invokes a positive response from his public and hope that they recognize his efforts to depict his subjects in a unique perspective.