Purchasing my first professional SLR film camera 40 years ago began my photographic journey. Extensive travel and time in the outdoors offered such raw wonder that I had no choice but to attempt to chronicle some of these many natural grace moments as I experienced them, both digitally and on film.
These observations captured at 1/125th of a second attempt to gather for me a compelling visual library.
Making an acceptable photograph is beyond satisfying. The lens points both ways . . . accurate results are deeply personal.
Most all of us have at one time expressed interest in a painting, design, sculpture or photograph. Perhaps unable to succinctly communicate the specifics of our interest, but non the less , have taken time to consider it.
Visual artists who have taken pains to portray their subject, and are successful to their own critique, provide their audience a 'freeze frame' moment of ponderment. A moment of potential mind-less-ness. This contemplation delivers the viewer a solitude.
Such moments are common for those attending a symphony, opera, theatre, and other arts. Time to focus/consider intrinsic beauty, true as well for any experiencing the expanse and grace of nature first hand.
Directly experiencing a piece of art/photography, as listening to a favourite piece of music, supplies us the luxury of decompressing whilst contemplating it fully. Herein lies our potential to disengage from lifes clatter and scurry, to relax into peace.
Through my images and photo galleries, I invite you to consider bits of my visual journey. New prints are released regularly and galleries constantly change so check back often. When you sign up for updates, you are notified about new images, special sales, and upcoming shows.
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“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself."
If you are interested in capturing the natural grace of your property, your gardens, a specific triumphant plant, special hide-a-way, cottage view, or countryside vista you love to visit, send us notice.
We will discuss a visual art approach to deliver you a unique photographic keepsake, a memorable image for your personal gallery/den, or as a gift for family or friends.
Dine & Meet the Artist
Look for upcoming dates in renowned Stratford, Ontario restaurant's to have a great meal & view juried fine art photography, then hear from the artist.
This is an informal, relaxed evening to view art, get insights as to its creation and to meet & interview the artist.
More details to come.
Let us know if you are interested.
Art in the Park - Stratford is one of the oldest outdoor juried art shows in North America. Located in Stratford Ontario Canada renowned for its live theatre, cultural shows, displays and vast variety of live entertainment events Art in the Park stands out. Patrick continues to exhibit his work at Art in the Park every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from May to October. 53 artists exhibit a wide variety of art located in a park over looking Lake Victoria in downtown Stratford. Exhibits open each day from 10 AM to 5 PM (weather permitting).
"Patrick's natural outdoor landscape images are somewhere between photograph and painting."
. . . they reside in private galleries, residences and offices in Auckland, Aurora, Austin, Baltimore, Charlottown, Chicago, Caledon, Cambridge, Edmonton, Grosse Pointe, Ithaca, Kitchener, Los Angeles, London, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Stratford, Tokyo, Toronto & Vancouver
Special event or looking for an evening of visual entertainment?
Let us know how we can work with you to help raise funds andl entertain your audience.
Our latest exhibition in 'Start the Holidays 2017' in Stratford, Ontario was a success. This 2 day December show drew just over 1,000 attendees to view art exhibitions offered by 42 artists.
How do you get that mystical look?
There is no theoretical approach here, nor a determined method. Photography has realism at its base, my image making and optimization foundation rests on the subjects or scenes rhythm and natural grace, and I go from there.
Do you paint as well as make photographs?
I photograph what I can't paint.
Do you print your own photos?
All photographs are sent to be professionally printed by laboratory commercial printers using pigment based inks.
Partnered with archival papers or cured canvas each protective finished piece remains vibrant for generations.
This process is known as Giclee.
Art in the Park - Stratford is one of the oldest outdoor juried art shows in North America. Located in Stratford Ontario Canada renowned for its live theatre, cultural shows, displays and vast variety of live entertainment events Art in the Park stands out. Patrick continues to exhibit his work at Art in the Park every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from May to October. Exhibits of 53 artists showing a wide variety of art located in a lakeside park over looking Lake Victoria in downtown Stratford. Exhibits open each day from 10 AM to 5 PM (weather permitting).
Photo galleries change regularly spanning all four seasons of the year. Current season galleries will feature current season images, but other images from recent photo shoots/trips may also be included. Check back regularly to see completely new images & new galleries.
Standard size offerings:
10" x 15"
16" x 24"
20" x 30"
24" x 36"
However special order custom sizes can also be accommodated.
All prices include tax but not shipping.
All prices in Canadian Dollars.
10" x 15" $170
16" x 24" $230
20" x 30" $305
24" x 36" $410
Above prices are for open addition prints stretched on high grade canvas, wired and ready for hanging. Prices for float framed prints or archival paper please inquire.
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