Artist Michael Patterson will exhibit his show titled “Through the Years” Sunday, July 19th at Good News Restaurant & Bar.
694 Main Street South, Woodbury CT 06798
Good News Restaurant & Bar will welcome Michael with an opening reception at the restaurant from 3 to 5 pm on Sunday, July 19th, 2020. The public is cordially invited to meet the artist, view his exhibition, and learn more about his works while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine.
Michael Patterson earned his degree in art and music from SUNY Purchase in 1980. Coming from a family of professional artists and following in the footsteps of his grandfather, renowned artist Howard Ashman Patterson, he traveled extensively in Europe and the United States before settling in Roxbury, Connecticut.
He has lived by his art throughout his life and uses oil, watercolors, block prints, and sculpture as his mediums of expression. His work resides in more than 500 personal collections and is included in the collection of corporations such as PepsiCo, Young Broadcasting, and others. He has won dozens of awards throughout the Northeast and his work is featured in many premier regional galleries.
As a young painter, my focus was on landscapes exclusively, with rarely a person or a man-made thing in the work at all. Trees, rivers, mountains, clear skies, and skies full of clouds in every season, mostly along the Hudson River. My thinking was this is God’s glorious work.
Eventually, I moved into cities. First New York, then I moved to Paris for three years and painted streets filled with people in the rain, in the dappled light under trees, parks, and riversides, onto beaches filled with families. It became clear to me that people are the most wonderful of God’s creation.
The style of my work has moved in and out from a Fauve like color palette, Impressionism, through a mix of a modified Cubist style. My Grandfather, Howard Ashman Patterson, was a great American painter and has had an immense impact on my life and work.
My first travels were across the country to our West to where my Grandfather lived and painted in Santa Fe in the 1920s. After seeing and painting in the West, I spent a year traveling and painting watercolors throughout Europe and then moved to Paris.
Now I am working mainly in my studio, painting large canvases and sculpting in marble and welded metal- referencing my watercolors, sketches, and drawings. I am delighted to show a small grouping from some of these periods.