Every artist needs a surface. A crisp page or cave wall, some sleepy block of marble or chunk of wood. Whatever form it takes, the surface becomes a place to land, to sort, scream, pray or question. To breathe and to be.
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I have always had an incredible urge to be creative, and the process of painting allows me to express myself. For me when I paint, it is a meditation and an outlet. Expressing myself through design is intuitive and euphoric. I consider myself and “Eclectic Painter,” and I enjoy choosing from a large range of artistic styles.
I photograph the beauty that I see around me, whether it be people, places or things. Whenever opportunities arise to travel, whether near or far, I bring my camera and capture what surrounds me in those moments. This media-filled world has created a need in me to create and print images that are tangible.
My paintings portray the doors through which I have walked -- the people and places that have touched my life. To me, art tells the story, recalls the memory or captures the mood. I start the creative process with my camera and later gather subject matter from my large photo library.
Michael Patterson was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Louisiana Tech University where he studied Photography and Painting, earning his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1980. He currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where he owns Wide Screen Antics, a video company where he works as an AVID editor and producer.
Alice graduated from the University of the South in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History and earned her Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2014. She has lived in Montana and Greece where she studied oil painting, figure drawing and photography.
Janet graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a minor in art. She worked with Wachovia Banking Corporation as director of design for their worldwide offices and curator of Wachovia’s corporate art collection.