Description: PATRICK J. O'CONNOR:1960- Ithaca NY "Sunlit Meadow" Watercolor Painting Framed
Measures-21 X 14 image; 29 x 22 custom framed at the Frame Shop, minor nicks. Double mat.
Signature: Lower Right
Condition: Very good
Note: One of a pair of Mr. O'Connor's paintings..please see our other auction.
This is a wonderful, painting. A lovely addition to any room or collection
Patrick J. O'Connor
Self-taught watercolor and abstract artist Patrick J. O’Connor’s passion for painting ignited from an experience as a young child in Ithaca, NY. At age 13, Patrick happened upon an art gallery window that featured a watercolor demonstration. His youthful curiosity and imagination drew him into the gallery to discover the artistic elements that continue to inspire his work today.
Working from many palettes, through both traditional and non-traditional methods, Patrick allows the paint to flow across the paper. Using broad washes and dry brushing while adding and cutting the paint to reveal the direction of the work, he embellishes on the element of surprise. These works “push” the reality of color to bring you closer to experiencing the way he responds to the world around him.
In 2008, Patrick sold his entire collection to an inspirational couple who now own over 50 paintings, collecting since 1991. At that moment he decided to step away from the brush until he was truly inspired to paint something new and original. This brought Patrick back to his youth where he stretched his own canvas and experimented fiercely with paint working through every intense mood and emotion, painting only for himself. The result of this new interpretation is seen in the magnificent and colorful large acrylic paintings where the depth of Patrick is fearlessly and honestly felt.
"I feel that art, in any form, is the solitary instrument that keeps us civilized and separates humans from an innately animal existence.” ~ Patrick O'Connor
Courtesy Patrick J. O’Connor