Number of painters: 177
Last update: Monday Dec 30, 2019
Nick Patten's statement:
This site is dedicated to the oil paintings of Nick Patten. In 2004, after living on Cape Cod for 12 years and exhibiting his work in his own gallery (The Patten Gallery in Chatham, MA), as well as numerous other galleries throughout New England, Nick returned to his native New York. He works in a private studio behind his home in the Hudson Valley. On this site you will see his ongoing exploration of light and shadow, primarily in the subject of room interiors.
"Settling on a composition for one of my room interior paintings is a progressive process. I pick and choose the most interesting and necessary elements from an array of photographs, often adding items from my imagination. Light and dark is a primary focus of my painting with particular attention to brushstroke and gradation in the darkest areas. Though working from photographs with the aim of creating believable paintings, I strive to bring a quiet drama to everyday scenes. My paintings are never too photographic. In part, I aim to paint so that the content of the image is most compelling and how the painting was made is secondary. In a sense, the work exceeds the medium."
Source: Nick Patten