Neil Patterson

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Fall by Neil Patterson
Oil 9 x 12
 
 

 
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Mugs by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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Covered Jar by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1649 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1610 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1567 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1572 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1562 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1533 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1526 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1651 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1608 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1664 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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Bird Feeder by Neil Patterson
Stoneware
 
 

 
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IMG_1554 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1632 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1605 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1610 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1572 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1596 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 
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IMG_1571 by Neil Patterson
 
 

 



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Representation


Artym Gallery
, BC -

Broken Spoke Gallery
Maple Creek, Sask -

Canada House Gallery
, AB -

Crown Gallery
, NC - 828-818-0008

Gust Gallery
, AB -

Lando Gallery
, AB -

Latigo & Lace
, MT -

Masters Gallery
, AB -

Reinert Fine Art
, SC -

RS Hanna Gallery
, TX -

Samarah Fine Art
, MT -


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Posted on 12/11/2010 9:52:20 PM


Biography
Patterson: Master Painter              
 
“Painting is all about passion,” declares Neil Patterson. “If you respond to the passion that you have inside yourself, that’s when the real painting comes out. Selling your work is a bonus; painting itself is what really matters.”  It is his ability to paint feelings rather than merely replicating what he sees that makes Patterson’s vibrant, impressionistic oils so appealing.
Born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Patterson has always wanted to become an artist. His mother encouraged him as a young child, saying, “You can have whatever you want. If you want it enough, you’ll get it.” However, there were no galleries in the tiny Canadian community, so young Patterson had little exposure to original works until he visited his aunt in Ottawa when he was 12. She took him to the National Art Gallery where his burning desire to become an artist was rekindled. Young Patterson bought a book titled How to Paint and remembers reading it on the train back to Moose Jaw.
 “I didn’t have any paints and our school didn’t have an art department,” confesses Patterson. Nevertheless, on his 13th birthday, his aunt sent him a set of oils and his career began. Poking around in the basement for something to work on, he found a heavy industrial-grade canvas belt and commandeered it for his first painting. “I still have some of my earliest paintings,” states Patterson, matter-of-factly. “I keep them as a reminder of where I started. All artists start in the same place. I don’t think there’s such a thing as talent; it’s more desire than anything. You could teach anybody to paint competently, if they really wanted to learn. After that it’s just a little something of yourself, call it soul, that has to go [...]

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