Meet award-winning painter Patrick Saunders at his artist talk before his sold-out painting workshop January 29th-31st on Tybee Island, Georgia. Patrick will give a short lecture on his journey as an artist, and available paintings will be exhibited for sale. This talk is free and open to the public.
Patrick is a painter creating fine art while traveling North America in an Airstream Flying Cloud with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. Patrick paints a variety of subjects, including portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, pet portraits, and florals, and frequently teaches workshops during his travels.
After graduating from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA, Patrick spent a decade as an artist at Hallmark before returning to the KCAI to accept a full-time faculty position teaching illustration, painting, animation, and web design. His KCAI students voted to honor Patrick with an Educator of the Year award in 2004. Teaching led to a job offer in advertising, where, as a Group Creative Director, Patrick led teams of marketing professionals in New York, San Francisco, and globally, producing advertising for clients such as Colgate-Palmolive, Whole Foods, Hill’s Pet Food, FedEx, Revlon, Southwest Airlines, Tom’s of Maine, Nextel, Skyy, Kashi, and Kellogg’s.
Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31 in 2001, and his work made the cover of their September 2018 issue. Patrick was also featured in the June-July 2018 issue of Plein Air Magazine.
In 2013, Patrick began Plein air painting, and has won awards from numerous nationally recognized events and organizations, including the Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Easton, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Plein Air Texas, Plein Air Richmond, Maui Plein Air, Telluride Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air and Sedona Plein Air.