It’s Patrick! He took out life insurance!
No wait, that’s a different Patrick…
This Patrick is super fun!
At Thunder Con two years ago, I approached him and told him I loved his art and was so excited to have hung some of his pieces up in my living room and bathroom.
Interestingly, and perhaps hilariously, Patrick kept walking past me without any acknowledgement whatsoever. So I had to decide then if Patrick was a colossal buttface or if he was just so distracted by Thunder Con and didn’t even notice me.
I chose to believe the latter because look at him!
He’s not a buttface!
Patrick is delightful and personable and hilarious! He’s so talented and creates amazing prints and other pieces of art. Every time I see him at an art sale, it’s always so difficult trying to figure out what should be added to my collection.
Patrick was born and raised in Thunder Bay and has lived in pretty much every part of the city. For the last eight years, Patrick and his partner have called Port Arthur home so I guess that ties in nicely with the title of my blog.
I would have taken his picture regardless of where he hangs his hat.
And speaking of hanging his hat, Patrick spent over a dozen years wearing a really cool bandana-type hat while working as a (pretend) voyageur at Fort William Historical Park.
Patrick attended film school as a young man and then shifted his focus to Education. He has been working as an educational assistant and a supply teacher for many years now.
And even though Patrick has been interested in drawing since he was a small child, it wasn’t until 2012 that he made his first print. Obviously he keeps getting better and better.
Aside from art and teaching, Patrick loves fishing and hiking and other activities that take place in nature. A lot of his art is inspired from pop culture, but there’s also a lot of nature inspired art in his repertoire.
It’s pretty clear that this recent inductee into the 40 club, is a successful, well rounded, and talented individual. Add to that the terrific sense of humour and all I can see is winner.