Patrick Neil Brown was born in
After high school Patrick received The John Danforth Award for outstanding qualities of leadership and was granted a scholastic scholarship to
Patrick concentrated on painting throughout his college education and went on to work in the graphic arts field where he was the US Creative Director for the
Patrick’s success has led to numerous exhibitions and has a dedicated following of collectors. In 2016 he was named one of
Patrick currently lives and works in
The process and result of making art is more to me than the creation of a beautiful or pleasing replication of an image. As with life, not all images, realistic or abstract are always pleasant. As a painter, one of my goals is to allow the viewer a glimpse of my inner feelings and exposure to a part of my soul.
The last year has brought to life the resurgence of racism and hate crimes against women, people of color, religious differences and the LGBTQ communities to name a few. People are uncertain of their future and fear is embedded in so many. I can’t ignore these issues and they have dominated the subject of my most recent paintings. This new series of paintings began with a more personal reflection of family dynamics titled Sins of the Father. What was intended to be a short series of portraits reflecting the tensions between father and son has taken on a broader perspective of issues. The painting titled Sleep Children is a memorial to the fallen LGBTQ victims of the
The paintings are all oil, bold in color with multiple layers of thin washes to build depth. Many combine texture that lends itself to the physical tension of the subjects. The popular issues are evolving into more complex subliminal images with visceral emotion and rawness that address the mental stability and sense of place in the subjects. The world has given me a never ending source of subject and the series will continue into 2017.