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PATRICK BLAKEMORE

Ann Arbor, Michigan

EDUCATION:
2008 Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids


GALLERY REPRESENTATION: 

Pierre Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:  
2013
Governor's Collection, Lansing Michigan

2011 89th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

        Summer Group Show, Pierre Paul Art Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2010 All Media Online Competition, artistsnetwork.com

2009 9th Biannual Exhibition, The American Juried Art Salon, artjury.com

        87th Annual All Media Exhibition, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

        APW Gallery, World of Imagination Vol. 2, New York, New York


COLLECTIONS: 

Michigan Governor's Residence, Lansing Michigan

Cleary University, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Private collections


ARTIST STATEMENT:

The tradition of landscape painting is extensive and has been a popular subject of artists for centuries. Finding a unique, contemporary voice in such a genre has been a challenge of mine since I first dedicated myself to painting landscapes in 2006. In my work I try to look at natural spaces in a different way. I am not interested in the panoramic grandeur of the Hudson River School painters but rather the more intimate compositions of Neil Welliver. I am drawn to enclosed spaces that focus on strong angular shapes created by fallen tree branches, the abstract qualities of reflections in a stream or the graphic lines drawn by sunlight and shadow. With these visual themes I seek a distinct expression that continues the dialogue of landscape painting in the 21stcentury. 

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