Patrick has a BAE from Kansas University and has been teaching art for almost 30 years. He specializes in oil Portraits but will paint just about anything, including animals. "Capturing the emotions in a person's face or gesture is what I feel can create a good portrait". His influences range from Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent and NC Wyeth, to modern painters like Richard Schmidt and Jeremy Lipking.
Patrick primarily works from photographs. He sometimes takes the photos himself and combines images to create the perfect pose or montage for the portrait.
Patrick lives in Lawrence Ks. with his wife, Jacque, and has a son Jackson. He currently works out of his studio "Creative Mass Studios" located inside the Phoenix Gallery 825 Mass st. in downtown Lawrence Ks
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Photo by Jason Dailey