Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Painting by Patton Wilson

"Sea View", a new oil on canvas by celebrated artist, Patton Wilson, just arrived in the gallery.

Michael Preble, Curator, Peninsula FIne Arts (Virginia), reviewed Patton's work in the following way:  "An artist of exceptional drawing skill, Wilson renders his subjects with remarkable precision.  Through variations of subject and composition, he offers us a level of visual excitement that counters his precise touch.  These are remarkable works and he uses a variety of painting techniques to create his images. Very impressive work."

Patton states that in his paintings he is "compelled by the open-ended narrative that begins when disparate objects are placed in close proximity. The art of crafting a scene with these objects of infinite interpretations and connections is the fuel for my process.  I expand the process through experimentation with drawing, thumbnails and pigment. Objects recur and shift between paintings, becoming iconic, losing and gaining presence as the work evolves. I choose to work from life and make numerous studies in multiple mediums until I arrive at a composition that expresses my inherent relationship with the subject."

Here is a listing of his numerous awards, grants, museum and gallery exhibitions:


Pollock/Krasner Foundation: Grant Recipient 2009-2010

Allied Artists of America: Len B. Everett Memorial Award - 2009, Honig Memorial Award for a Traditional Painting - 2007, American Artist Professional League for Realism, Charles J. Romans Memorial Award, Winsor Newton Award for Watercolor, Gloria Benson Stacks Award for a Southern Artist

National Society of Casein & Acrylic Painting: Glenn Bradshaw Award - 2009, Mandel &Graham Memorial Award - 2007, Winsor Newton Award - 2006, John J. Newman Award - 2004

NSCAP & American Artist: First Place - 2003
American Artists Professional League: Audubon Artists Award - 2007, Medal of Honor, Claude Parsons Memorial Award
Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition: Charlotte Kughler Award for Pure Aquarelle
Art Renewal Center International Competition: Finalist 2007
Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor:American Frame Corporation Award - 2002
The Parkersburg Art Center: Bronze Award
Knickerbocker Open Exhibition: The Grumbacher Gold Medal


Fort Wayne Museum of Art - 2008 Contemporary American Realism Juried Biennial, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Butler Institute of American Art Mid-Year Exhibition, 2002, 2003, 2007
Mid-Atlantic New Painting Juried Biennial, University of Mary Washington, VA 2007
Peninsula Fine Arts Center Biennial 2006, Newport News, VA
The National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, Glen Bradshaw Award - 2009, Winsor Newton Award - 2006 The John J. Newman Medal - 2004
The National Casein Painting Competition, Sponsored by American Artist, Jack Richeson Co., and The Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, First Place, 2003
3rd Annual Natural World Observed Exhibition 2007, Texas Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Allied Artists of America, National Arts Club, New York, NY: 2002-2004, 2006 Awards: American Artist Professional League Award for Realism, Charles J. Romans Memorial Award, Winsor and Newton Award for Watercolor, Gloria Benson Stacks Award for a Southern Artist
American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY: 1998: Medal of Honor, 1987: Claude Parsons Memorial Award-Landscape
National Arts for the Parks: Top 100 & Mini 100, Eastern Division, Jackson Hole, WY, 2005
Baltimore Watercolor Society's Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, Bethesda, Maryland: 2003, 1999: American Frame Corporation Award
American Watercolor Society International Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York: 1989
Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition, New York, NY: 1987, 1986: Charlotte Kughler Award for Pure Aquarelle
Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY: 1987, 1986
Knickerbocker 36th Annual Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY: 1986: The Grumbacher Gold Medal
The Parkersburg Art Center, Realism 1994, Parkersburg, WVA: Third Place Show Award
Springfield 67th National Juried Show, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum and Springfield Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, MA: 1986


Somerville/Manning Gallery, 101 Stone Block Row, Greenville, DE: 2003, 1999, 1996
David Lusk Gallery, 4540 Poplar, Memphis, TN 2002
The Gallery at Centerville, Kennett Pike,Wilmington, DE: 1988, 1986, 1985


Mary Washington University, Ridderhof Martin Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA: March 2004


Studio Paintings of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Maryland Center for Creative Arts, Annapolis, Md. February 2006
US Artists Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA: 2005 - 1998
Washington Society of Landscape Painters, Packing Shed Gallery, Washington, VA: 2004
Capricorn Galleries,"Contemporary Realists", Bethesda, MD:1992-1995
Carson Gallery,"Contemporary Realism", Denver, CO: 1999


Peninsula Center for the Creative Arts, Reality Show, VA. Fall 2005
Arcadia Gallery, Winter Invitational, NY, NY, 12/2003
Egg Tempera: An Enduring Tradition, St. Luke's Gallery, Anna Maria College, Boston, Massachusetts, 2001
Jenkins Johnson Gallery,Third Annual Realism Invitational, C A: 2001
Forbes Galleries,"Awash in Color", NY, C A: 2000
Kimberton Gallery,"Contemporary Realism", Kimberton, PA: 1987, 1989
J. Wayne Stark Gallery,Texas A&M University,TX 2005
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI 2005


The St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah
The Butler Institute of American Art, Midyear Juried Exhibition, 2002, 2003
Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL 2003
The Butler Institute of American Art, Allied Members Exhibition, OH: 2001
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI 2004
Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Danville , VA 2004
Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 2004


Watercolor Magazine, Summer 2006
American Artist Magazine, Sept. 2004 (Cover), Nov. 2003, 1992
New American Paintings,Vol. 33
International Artist, 2001
Watercolor Magazine 2000
San Francisco Examiner 2000
Pueblo Chieftain 2000
The Virginia Pilot 1984


Dominion Power, Richmond, VA
Forbes Family Collection
The Wilmington Trust Company
Johnson and Higgins, Inc., New York
The Bank of Delaware
Dauphin Deposit Bank
Maryland Bank of North America.


Allied Artists of America
American Artist Professional League
Baltimore Watercolor Society
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
Society of Tempera Painters
National Academy of Professional Plein Air Painters

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