"This piece was created en plein air, on a cold October morning in Christoval, Texas; while camping on the lawn of some good friends.
"The painting went on to win the Third Place award at the Airstream Alumapalooza 9 Fine Art Invitational."
18" x 24", oil on linen, framed.
Patrick has received awards from the Portrait Society of America, the Laguna Plein Air Painting Invitational, Plein Air Easton, Plein Air Richmond, the Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational, Plein Air Texas, the Oil Painters of America, Sedona Plein Air, the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival, the Gateway International Painting Competition, the Outdoor Painters Society, the Eureka Springs Plein Air Festival, the Airstream Fine Art Invitational, Buck’s County Plein Air, and the Sedona Art Prize.
His work has been recently featured in multiple exhibitions, including the Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition, the Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, the American Impressionist Society’s National Juried Exhibition, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Best of Plein Air and Signature Impressions shows, the Outdoor Painters Society’s Plein Air Southwest Salon, the Airstream Fine Art Invitational and the Richeson School of Art’s Figure and Portrait Exhibition.
Patrick Saunders travels throughout North America in an Airstream with his photographer wife, Kimberly.
He is a highly sought after instructor and judge, teaching sold out workshops throughout the country.
Patrick is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America and a Member of the Portrait Society of America
Cover artist and feature article, Southwest Art Magazine, 2018; feature article, Plein Air Magazine, 2018; feature article, St Louis Post Dispatch, 2019; feature article, Newnan Times-Herald, 2020