Acrylic on canvas painting by the American contemporary artist, Michael Patterson.
This painting represents a perfect beach day in Montauk, New York at a favorite surf spot called Ditch Plains.
Signed lower left. Completed in 2015. Unframed, 36 by 48 inches.
| Artist Statement |
’My work has focus on several objectives. Light, reflected light and its color effects, as well as the positive and negative shapes of equal importance, create the graphic energy of my compositions. This sets the rhythm for a piece and influences where the viewer’s eye travels and at what pace. I include curved lines with straight, organic shapes juxtaposed geometric shapes woven together, always conscious of the line created by any color masses converging. This line flows throughout, interrupted, yet continuous. Finally, the subject of my work most always includes the human figure wherever they may be- city streets, markets, the beach, alone or in groups. Beyond all other beauty in the world, people in all their complexities, are the pinnacle of beauty.
| Biography |
Michael Patterson was born in Hudson, NY in 1953 into a family of painters. Howard Ashman Patterson, his grandfather, was an established American painter. Michael graduated from Suny Purchase with honors in painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He has been painting for thirty-five years or so, doing extensive traveling for inspiration. His travels include Vermont, Maine, California, New Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Europe. He lived in France for several years. Michael has shown his work in Europe and the U.S., primarily in the Northeast.