PATRICK LOUIS RANKIN

P.O.Box 1036
Kapaau, Hawaii 96755
(808) 889-6849

Patrick spent his early years living in small towns and on a cattle ranch in southern Oklahoma. He began to draw when he was eight years old and hasn’t stopped since. The excitement of watching something come to life on a canvas in front of him keeps him driven to produce more work everyday. When he’s not painting or drawing, he’s thinking about painting or drawing.

Over the years he has lived in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and now Hawaii. He calls his home Hawaii now and has been living there for 27 years in the town of Kapaau, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Patrick’s formal training in art was at the University in Edmond Oklahoma where he received a degree in Fine Art. In 1973 after getting his family started he began to do freelance work while working his day job. He excelled in bronze sculpture and showed in galleries in Oklahoma City. During that period he had completed 30 pieces of western origin which sold out. In 1982 he and his family moved to Durango Colorado. He did studies in watercolor, oil and egg tempera and was successful in showing in galleries and receiving awards at county art shows. He has won numerous awards in art shows in Oklahoma and had been selected in Eight State Juried shows. He has been commissioned many times to create a variety of pieces from landscape to portraits.

In 1998 to present, after years of showing in galleries on the Big Island Patrick and his wife Janey opened their own gallery in North Kohala giving him the opportunity to show his different talents and have access to his clients which are growing in number.

 Patrick works strictly in oil and watercolor but the subject matter varies. His subjects range from still life to people and landscape. His Native American and western works  fill his gallery along with his impressions of Hawaii.

These days Patrick works on larger scale paintings in abstract expressionism using pallette knife and rags and what ever tool is lying around to create  a certain feeling. His chosen style or process is open until He begins to construct a painting. Every painting is a challenge, trying to solve a puzzle and when it is solved, magic.

It all begin with finger painting in the first grade, I could never get that darn paint to come off, so it stuck and I've been painting for some 54 years.

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