Patrick was born in Drogheda, Co Louth in 1959. He attended the Lee Strasbourg School of Acting in New York, before returning to London and then to Ireland in 1990. He lives and works in County Monaghan as an artist, poet and writer. His novel ‘Between the Hills was published in 2006, and he has also published various books of poetry and short stories.
His paintings explore meaning through colour, texture and depth trying to find a way into a higher vibrating world, They play between the abstract and figurative: sometimes remaining completely abstract and at others using the image of a figure moving through them. He works in mixed media on canvas and panel, using oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal, and wax in whatever way seems appropriate to describe the subject.
His work is in private and public collections in Ireland, Europe, and the USA. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Ireland and the UK including: The Tom Caldwell Gallery, The Oxford Street Gallery, The Fenderesky Gallery, Gallery, The Droichead Arts Centre, The Toradh Gallery, The Market Square, Monaghan, Framewerk, Charles Gilmore Gallery, Newry & Mourne Arts Centre, The Downpatrick Arts Centre, The Stour Gallery, Basement Gallery of the An Tain Arts Centre, Dundlak and Artisan, Belfast.
AT THE EDGE OF THE FIRE | Mixedmedia on canvas | 30x22cms
AT THE POOL | Oils on canvas | 30x22cms
CHANGE | Mixedmedia on canvas | 102x82cms
MORE OF THE HEART | Mixedmedia on canvas | 30x22cms
SCRIBBLE OF DAWN | Mixedmedia on canvas | 30x22cms
TRANSITION | Mixedmedia on canvas | 78x61cms