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About David Patterson

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I was born in Seattle, Washington in 1952. My family moved to Pullman, Washington in 1953, where I spent the rest of my childhood and young adult years in a small town environment.

In 1976 I obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Washington State University, where I specialized in graphic design and photography.

I have studied with a number of wonderful artists, including Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, Susan Ogilvie, Marla Baggetta, Andrew Hofmeister, Gaylen Hansen, Richard Thornton, and Victor Moore.

I am a current member of the Northwest Pastel Society and the Photographic Society of America.


My inspirations do not just come from many of the great masters, but from the artists I have studied under during my education. I have also been fortunate to have a mother who also has a BFA from WSU. She was the catalyst for me to pursue my art degree, and is still painting at age 91. Besides my mother, the person who was an early mentor to me was artist/sculptor Victor "Vic" Moore. He was my art instructor for six years in the Pullman School District - when art was still considered curriculum.

Most of my work leans towards Realism, and usually conveys an image of calmness or wonder. Though each painting, glass work, or photograph, has a special meaning to me, I want the viewer to walk away with their own emotions from the work - in this way they also become part of the creative process.

Many artists are known for one certain style or subject matter. The search to create something different sometimes takes me across a wide variety of styles, medium, and subject matter. My latest art is primarily done using soft pastels, with my paintings being impressionistic landscapes and cityscapes. I've also have a passion for creating glass sculptures/paperweights, and digital photography.


July 16 - August 15, 2009 - American Art Company - Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society's 23rd International Open Exhibit

April 24 - May 29, 2009 - Blue Horse Gallery - Bellingham, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society Members Exhibit

July 1 - August 22, 2008 - MJ Erard Gallery - Toledo, Ohio
"Vivid Motion" Exhibit

June 21 - August 21, 2007 - American Art Company - Tacoma, Washington
Northwest Pastel Society's 21st International Open Exhibit

May 5-31, 2007 - Harbor Gallery - Gig Harbor, Washington
Peninsula Art League's 5th Annual Juried Open Art Exhibition


2010       Marla Baggetta 2 Day Studio Workshop - West Linn, OR

2010       Vincent Versace Workshop, Seattle, Washington
              "The Black and White on Black and White - Conversion and Printing"

2009       International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS), Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - Creating Stronger Landscapes with Duane Wakeham
               IAPS - Wet & Dry Pastel Techniques with Margaret Evens
               IAPS - Mixed Media Explosion with Sean Dye
               IAPS - Painting the American West with Lorenzo Chavez
               La Conner Art Workshops - 5 Day - Landscape in Pastels with Susan Ogilvie, Mt. Vernon, Washington
2008       Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Denver, Colorado

2007       Desmond O'Hagan 3 Day Studio Workshop, Gig Harbor, Washington

2007        International Association of Pastel Societies Convention (IAPS), Albuquerque, New Mexico
               IAPS - Unraveling the Mystery of H2O with Colleen Howe
               IAPS - Working with an Under-painting with Richard McKinley
               IAPS - Abstracting the Landscape with Ann Templeton
               IAPS - 1 Day Workshop - Interpreting the Landscape with Richard McKinley

1970-76   Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

1964-70   Studied under Victor Moore - Pullman, Washington

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