McDonnell McDonnell
McDonnell McDonnell

Recent Works


Artist's Statement

As a painter, I am interested in color, composition, and surface tension. The activity and process of painting are as important as the resulting image. Developing the "plastic" surface quality and discovering ways to accomplish it is compelling enough to keep me busy. Ruminating over volume and perspective is intriguing. Flattening the perception of visual space and layering up shallow depths of field is how I play.


Self-knowledge, gathering insight, discovering, growing emotionally and intellectually, how one reflects upon and perceives the world is essential to being and living a fulfilled life. The knowledge of and commitment to, art and its history, it's influences, humanity, poetry, theatre, music, science, math, literature, and philosophy, are incremental parts of who I am and who I will become.


Art exists in a flux of possibilities, without boundaries, or limitations. It is important to explore the potential of variation. When I arrive at a concept I enjoy I work it out in a series of paintings. It's not unusual for me to delve into several series at the same time. Take a look through the work below to see some of my series in the process. Thanks for stopping by.

Print Print | Sitemap
© Patrick McDonnell Saidmore