BIO/RESUME


I am a very diverse artist, creating soft pastel paintings, digital photography, and colorful glass sculptures.
My digital photography consists of a wide variety of subjects - from beautiful sunsets, to  downtrodden street musicians. My soft pastel paintings are mostly impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes.  I have created over 150 beautiful solid glass sculptures.



My Websites:
DavidPattersonArtist.com
The Fine Art Photography of David Patterson
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My Blogs:
Artistic Renderings
Adirondack Photography
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All of my prints and cards can be purchased on Fine Art America

In 1976 I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University, where I specialized in graphic design and photography.

I have studied with a number of wonderful artists, including Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, Susan Ogilvie, Marla Baggetta, Andrew Hofmeister, Gaylen Hansen, Richard Thornton, and Victor Moore.

I am a current member of the Adirondack Pastel Society.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My inspirations do not just come from many of the great masters, but from the artists I have studied under during my education. I have also been fortunate to have a mother who also has a BFA from WSU. She was the catalyst for me to pursue my art degree, and is still painting at age 97. Besides my mother, the person who was an early mentor to me was artist/sculptor Victor "Vic" Moore. He was my art instructor for six years in the Pullman School District - when art was still considered curriculum.

Most of my work pastel work leans towards Realism, and usually conveys an image of calmness or wonder. Though each painting, glass work, or photograph, has a special meaning to me, I want the viewer to walk away with their own emotions from the work - in this way they also become part of the creative process.

Many artists are known for one certain style or subject matter. The search to create something different sometimes takes me across a wide variety of styles, medium, and subject matter. My latest art is primarily done using soft pastels, with my paintings being impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes. I've also have a passion for creating glass sculptures/paperweights, and digital photography.

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

June 25 - July 21, 2016 - Branches, Brambles and Roots Exhibition - View Arts in Old Forge, New York

May 7 - June 11, 2016 - Central Adirondack Art Show - View Arts in 
Old Forge, New York

May 2 - June 21, 2015 - Central Adirondack Art Show - View Arts in 
Old Forge, New York

March 1 - May 31, 2015 - Pastels and Photographs by David Patterson
and Paula Ford - Members Galleries - View Arts in Old Forge, New York

November 22 - January 11, 2014 -  Holiday Arts Sale
View Arts in Old Forge, New York

August 4 - September 14, 2012 – City of Brea Gallery – Brea, California
2012 International Association of Pastel Societies Gallery Exhibition

July 16 - August 15, 2009 - American Art Company - Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society's 23rd International Open Exhibit

April 24 - May 29, 2009 - Blue Horse Gallery - Bellingham, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit

July 1 - August 22, 2008 - MJ Erard Gallery - Toledo, Ohio
"Vivid Motion" Exhibit

June 21 thru August 21, 2007 - American Art Company - Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society - 21st International Open Exhibit

May 5-31, 2007 - Harbor Gallery - Gig Harbor, Washington
Peninsula Art League - 5th Annual Juried Open Art Exhibition

EDUCATION / CONVENTIONS

2015       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS),
               Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - A Painter's Guide to Orchestration with Richard McKinley
               IAPS - From Field Study to Studio Pastel with Aaron Scheurr
               IAPS - Wildflowers in the Landscape with Karen Margulis          


2013       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS),
               Albuquerque, New Mexico

               IAPS 2 Day Workshop - Rich Underpainting & Vibrant Light with                Terri Ford

               IAPS 1 Day Workshop - Making Your Mark with Kim Lordier

2012       Elizabeth Mowry 3 Day Studio Workshop, Denver, Colorado

2012       1st Annual Plein Air Convention - Las Vegas, Nevada

2012       Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Denver, Colorado

2011       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS),
               Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - Portrait of a Tree with Albert Handell
               IAPS - Exploring Mist in the Landscape with Elizabeth Mowry
               IAPS - Painting Atmosphere with Rae Smith
               IAPS - Abstracting with Fred Somers

2010       Marla Baggetta 2 Day Studio Workshop - West Linn, OR

2010       Vincent Versace Workshop, Seattle, Washington
              "The Black and White on Black and White - Conversion and Printing"

2009       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS),
               Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - Creating Stronger Landscapes with Duane Wakeham
               IAPS - Wet & Dry Pastel Techniques with Margaret Evens
               IAPS - Mixed Media Explosion with Sean Dye
               IAPS - Painting the American West with Lorenzo Chavez
               La Conner Art Workshops - 5 Day - Landscape in Pastels with Susan
               Ogilvie, Mt. Vernon, Washington
         
2008       Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Denver, Colorado

2007       Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Gig Harbor, Washington

2007       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS),
               Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - Unraveling the Mystery of H2O with Colleen Howe
               IAPS - Working with an Under-painting with Richard McKinley
               IAPS - Abstracting the Landscape with Ann Templeton
               IAPS - 1 Day Workshop - Interpreting the Landscape with Richard
               McKinley

1970-76   Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

1964-70   Studied under artist Victor Moore - Pullman, Washington

Please Note: If you want a print of one of my pastel paintings, the best paper to select as an option is Somerset Velvet.  Please be aware that the default paper is Archival Matte.  My HDR photography looks best printed on Glossy Photo Paper.  If you need help choosing the type of paper or frame, just fill out the contact form, and I'll help you out.

Gallery Representation

Liz-Beth & Co. - Knoxville, Tennessee
Gallery 3040 - Old Forge, New York
Art on Derry - Hershey, Pennsylvania


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