Artist of the Week 12 | Michael Patterson

Artist of the Week 12

Michael Patterson | Green Sparkling Sea | oil | 48 x 60

Michael Patterson

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 35 years or so, doing extensive traveling for inspiration.

Michael Patterson | Cubist Dream | oil | 36 x 48

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.

Michael Patterson | Dappled Light Sunrise Walk Together | oil | 36 x 48

Through the years, his work has gone in and out of several styles and series of subjects. He is drawn to many of the same things visually that he was drawn to years ago… rainy city streets, sun on sparkling waters, faces, hands, clouds, sky, dappled sunlight, people at the beach, people playing music, and expressive feelings.

Michael Patterson | We at the Front Line of Time | oil | 60 x 40

In addition to continuing his painting, he has returned to creating sculptures in stone and clay, both figurative and abstract. Michael’s work is in over 500 private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. His home and studio are on Shepaug River in Roxbury, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, Jessyka.

Michael Patterson | Tsunami | oil | 40 x 30

Michael Patterson will be joining Lily Pad West for Milwaukee’s April 2019 Gallery Night and Day. Stop in to say hello April 26th and 27th. Patterson will be giving a live painting demonstration on Saturday, April 26th at 1pm.

Gallery Night and Day hours:
Friday, April 26th 5-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 11am-4pm

A short film about the June 2014 Chronogram Cover with Michael Patterson.

Contact Lily Pad Gallery West for information on pricing and to view additional works by Michael Patterson.


To learn more about Michael Patterson, and view his expanded portfolio, visit his website:

Michael Patterson working in the field