PATRICK LOUIS RANKIN STA/MEMBER SINCE 1956
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 California, Texas, Colorado, Utah, New
Mexico and now Hawaii. He calls his home Hawaii now and has been living
there for 30 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 and Durango Coloado. 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
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 palette 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 61 years.