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Neil Patterson

Burst of Poppies

Burst of Poppies

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Winter Light

Winter Light

Summer Pond

Summer Pond

White Violet

White Violet

Fall Meadow

Fall Meadow

Blue Vase

Blue Vase

Fall Trees

Fall Trees

Sunset

Sunset

Still Waters

Still Waters

Fall

Fall

Fall Fields

Fall Fields

The Road Home

The Road Home

Spring Waters

Spring Waters

Sunny Days

Sunny Days

Valley Farm

Valley Farm

Winter Trees - Sold

Winter Trees - Sold

View from the Trees

View from the Trees

Wild Sky - Sold

Wild Sky - Sold

Reflections - Sold

Reflections - Sold

Neil Pattersonís dream to become an oil painter was born in an elementary school, where his fascination for a reproduction of a painting by the Group of Seven forerunner, Tom Thomson, sparked his desire to paint. At the age of twelve he visited the National Art Gallery in Ottawa, and decided he would one day be an oil painter. On his thirteenth birthday he received his first oil paints. After stealing one of his fatherís canvas combine belt he created his first masterpiece. Neil began his formal training as an artist at the University of Calgary and the Scottsdale Artistsí School.

In 1992, Neilís work was featured in the Premier National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America (OPA) at Prince Galleries, Chicago. In 1995, Neil was the first Canadian to become a signature member in the OPA. In March 200 he was awarded the status of Master Signature Member, becoming the 34th painter in this elite group. Neil is Vice-President of the OPA. He has juried both regional and national shows for the OPA and has served as OPA juror of awards in Springville, Utah.

In 1993, Neil was elected to the prestigious group of intellectuals and artists known as the Salmagundi Club of New York (1871). He has numerous awards to his credit, and has been published in many books, newspapers and monthly periodicals. Neilís work has been exhibited in galleries across North America, in seven provinces and seventeen states.

Neil believes color is the essence of painting. He uses an impressionistic Alla Prima style of painting to convey his ideas through landscapes and florals in both Plein Air and studio painting.

Professional Affiliations

  • Salmagundi Club New York, NY
  • Oil Painters of America (OPA) Master Signature Member & Past President
  • Alberta Society of Artists (ASA) Signature Member
  • Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) Signature Member
  • Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters (RMPAP) Signature Member
  • Tucson Plein Air Painters
  • Laguna Plein Air Painters
  • California Art Club
  • American Impressionist Society

Group Exhibitions

  • Oil Painters of America Exhibitions-1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Salmagundi Club-New York, New York 1993, 1994, 1998
  • CM Russell Museum-Great Falls, Montana 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • Arts for the Parks Exhibitions-1995, 1996, 1997, 1999

Awards and Honors

  • Mural Commission Petro-Chemical Plant-Joffrey, Alberta 1978
  • Membership Alberta Society of Artists 1984
  • Sunshine Village Purchase Award-Banff, Alberta 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Membership Federation of Canadian Artists 1991
  • Olympic Organizing Committee-Commissioned Work for Dignitaries-Calgary, Alberta 1988
  • Finalist Artist's Magazine 1991
  • Premier National Juried Exhibition OPA 1992
  • Signature Membership Federation of Canadian Artists 1993
  • Non-Member Show Salmagundi Club, New York, New York 1993
  • Elected Artist Member, Salmagundi Club-New York, New York 1993
  • Top 100 Art for the Parks-1995, 1999
  • First Canadian Awarded Signature Membership-Oil Painters of America
  • Top 200 Art for the Parks-1996, 1997, 1998
  • Master Membership- Oil Painters of America 2000
  • Juror of Awards, Oil Painters of America-Springville, Utah 2001
  • Award of Excellence OPA Exhibition (Everett Raymond Kinstler) Richmond, Virginia 2002
  • Elected Member, Board of Directors, OPA-2002
  • Appointed Signature Advisory Board Chair, OPA
  • Co-Chair Exhibitions, OPA
  • Elected Vice-President, OPA-2006
  • Finalist Artistís Magazine-2006
  • Collection-Shaoguan Museum, China 2006
  • Collection-Wengyuen Museum, China 2006
  • Signature Membership, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
  • Two Paintings for Paint America-2007
  • Six Paintings for Paint the Parks-2008
  • OPA Master Award of Excellence-2008
  • Elected President, Oil Painters of America-2008
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the Federation of Canadian Artists, 2012

Publications

  • The Artist's Magazine December 1991
  • Access Television Network 1993
  • The Best of Flower Painting North Light Books-Cincinnati, Ohio 1995
  • International Artist Magazine Australia 1999
  • CFCN Television-Calgary, Alberta 2000
  • Design and Composition: Secrets of Professional Artists
  • Art Avenue Magazine 2001, 2005
  • The Alberta Report News Magazine 2000
  • 100 Ways to Paint Still Life & Florals 2005
  • Art of the West Magazine 2006
  • The Artist's Magazine December 2006
  • The Oil Painting of Neil Patterson Tianjin People's Fine Arts Publishing House, China 2008