GARY J. KIRKPATRICK

 

www.garyjkirkpatrick.com

Biography

 

 

My story

After almost 20 years as a mediator I began living in Europe and other areas abroad, including a stint in Panama with the United States Peace Corps. In Paris we once lived in the 3rd just ten minutes by bicycle from the Louvre. I went several times a week. Rome is like living in a museum of antiquities. Living in places like this compelled me to return to art, which I had dabbled in thirty years earlier.

Reinitiating that life, I took classes and studied on my own.  My time at the Corcoran in my early 20's helped.  More recently I have studied with Justin Bua, Annette Raff, Steve Huston, Glenn Vilppu, and Darrel Tank .  Also with Teresa de la Lobera, a Spanish artist from Valencia, and a group of Spanish water-color artists.

Influences

I have long appreciated the works of Goya, Velásquez and El Greco, beginning from the time I spent in Madrid in the late 1960's. Later I was drawn to Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Gauguin, and Degas, whose dancers are among my favorite works.  Other artists I especially enjoy: Edward Hopper, Matisse, Jean and Raul Dufy and Gustave Caillebotte. Among modern Spanish artists I particularly like Jose Royo and the Valencian Joaquin Sorolla. 

Please go to my website, garyjkirkpatrick.com to see what is not available directly from here. Please mention that you came from here and I will route your order through Xanadu.  

If you have any questions, you can reach me at info@garyjkirkpatrick.com, or 1-570-832-4480, a US phone number rings on my computer.  Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and G+.

I look forward to hearing from you - your comments are much appreciated.