Patrick Matthews is a multi-talented man. As a graduate of the University of
Arizona School of Architecture, he has enjoyed success both as an independent
architect and an artist for over fourteen years. Many know him as a registered
architect with an impressive list of banks, office buildings, homes, and hotels
to his credit. Others know him as an avid wilderness camper and as an
accomplished hunter and fisherman.
An increasing number of people know Patrick as a neo-impressionist painter,
who, like the 17th century impressionists he has studied, will disappear into
the woods with his truck, 4-wheeler, or fishing boat in tow to willingly endure
wind, rain, storm, and the elements to capture his
vision of form and beauty.
There is a unique sense of immediacy about Patrick's work.
His studio still-lifes, landscapes, and scenes from along the blue highways of
America, France, Spain, Italy, and Mexico convey a palatable and unmistakable
energy and passion. In an intense visual language of texture and color, Patrick
is able to capture the true essence of a sunset or sunrise as the experience
Patrick's passion for painting has led him to explore new areas to inspire
his works and to display them.
Painting in the high desert of New Mexico, in the wetlands and backwoods of
his native Arkansas, or along some forgotten rural road in a foreign land,
Patrick's bold use of color and texture, his disciplined and deliberate brush
strokes, and his unique perspectives make his subjects resonate with a visceral
impact rarely experienced.