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.  I am a current member of the Adirondack Pastel Society.

 

My Other Websites:

davidpattersonartist.com

MakeItVintage.com - Transforming your photos into a vintage look!

 

My Blogs:

Artistic Renderings

Adirondack Photography

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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 95. 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, NY

 

October 16 - Dec 2, 2015 - Old Forge Camera Club Show - The Library 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

               IASP - A Painters 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, WA

                   

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

 

Gallery Representation:

Gallery 3040 - Old Forge, New York

Liz-Beth & Co. - Knoxville, Tennessee

Art on Deery - Hershey, PA

 

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