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 images - Including Corporate abstracts, classic cars, Man Cave items, and scenes from the Pacific Northwest to the Adirondack Mountains of New York. My soft pastel paintings are mostly impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes. I have created over 150 beautiful solid glass sculptures.
I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University, where I specialized in graphic design and photography.
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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 98. 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.
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, 2015 - May 31, 2015 - Pastels and Photographs by David Patterson and Paula Ford
Members Galleries - View Arts in Old Forge, New York
November 22, 2014 - January 11, 2015 - Holiday Fine 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 3040 - Old Forge, New York
Liz-Beth & Co. - Knoxville, Tennessee
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