His work is influenced broadly by time spent outdoors, and more specifically by the valleys of the Allegheny and Ohio rivers, along with the woods and fields of the Appalachian and Laurel Mountains, or from more distant and exotic landscapes that the artist has visited with easel and paint in tow. The work has a calm, meditative, sometimes melancholy quality. A strong sense of place as well as sunlight permeates the paintings. In Patrick’s words, “it’s really just a decades-long attempt to try and figure out the answers to life’s big questions through close observation and painting.”
Patrick has staged over 20 solo exhibitions. His work is in private and corporate collections nationally and internationally.