Here is my attempt to capture a likeness of one of America's greatest writers. William Faulkner wrote more than a dozen books that inspired future generations of authors. This is my first attempt to paint a writer who inspires me and whose work I love.
Faulkner's proficiency with words was unmatched. He was both ahead of his time, and one of the last great writers. Few since him have been able to express themselves or their stories with the kind of insight and literary fortitude that he had. One hope that I have is that viewing this painting may inspire people to read his work who have not in the past.
Recently this piece was awarded 2nd place in the Vandergrift Fine Arts Festival in Pennsylvania.
My name is Patrick. Years ago I attended a small art school and attained a degree in visual art and design. My living has always been made outside of the art field as I have spent most of my time as a retail associate. Recently my desire to create beautiful images has been rekindled and I have begun painting again. Slowly but surely 2011 became a productive year allowing me to accomplish more than expected. Now, I have set out to paint as many new images as I can muster in the coming year, no excuses, no distractions, just art. I chose Fine Art America to display my work and sell prints and possibly some originals of my work because it is a hotbed of talent and creativity. No other place online has seemed as appealing a destination for my...
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