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.